The body of missing rapper Brian Trotter, who went by the hip-hop name Kent Won’t Stop, was found in his friend’s car after it crashed on a Florida expressway, authorities said Monday, October 26.
The remains of the 25-year-old aspiring musician were found in an Acura which belonged to Robert Avery Coltrain after the vehicle crashed on an expressway over the weekend during bad weather. State Highway Patrol troopers grew suspicious when they noticed flies surrounding the car as well as a “foul odor” after they arrived at the scene of the collision. Apart from the human remains recovered from the car, the officers also found a Glock .45 pistol. Investigators said that the firearm was the murder weapon. Miami-Dade Detective Omar Manresa wrote in a police report that Trotter’s body was found “wrapped in a piece of fabric and in an advanced stage of decomposition,” Miami Herald reported.
Coltrain, who was friends with the now-deceased rapper for years after attending high school together, was charged with second-degree murder and illegal transport of human remains. Trotter’s father said that his son disappeared from Triangle, Virginia, on Oct. 17 after being picked up by Coltrain. The pair were traveling to Washington D.C., with the intention of “taking pictures.”
The last thing that Trotter’s father told his son was that he loved him, he recalled. “I told him, ‘I love you,’ and he said, ‘I love you,’” the dad said. He said that Coltrain was acting suspiciously when he arrived at his home. He added that he reported his son as missing when he failed to reappear. “I heard a knock on the door. It was Rob. He was very reluctant to talk to me. I noticed he was acting really strange,” Trotter told the Miami Herald. “Usually, Rob comes in the house. This time, he was really distant and nervous and antsy.”
When his son failed to come back home, Trotter’s family contacted Coltrain but he gave them conflicting explanations, including that he had dropped his friend off in Washington and that another friend picked him up.
Detectives are still trying to determine a motive for the murder. The heartbroken family of the victim was also stumped by the incident as none of them were expecting the tragedy. Trotter’s family grew increasingly concerned after they failed to contact him and saw “troubling posts on social media about Trotter owing someone a large sum of money.” “No one can understand what happened,” Trotter’s father told the Herald. “Hopefully, police can shed a light on what made a friend of over 10 years decide to commit something like that.”
Reporter Tisha Lewis with Fox 5 DC tweeted out a statement by Totter’s family following his death. “Brian Trotter aka Kent Won’t Stop would have turned 26 years old on November 22nd. His family says they plan on taking a family trip and “setting him free in the ocean, thanksgiving and christmas will never be the same, he will be adored and immensely missed, we are so lucky to have had him in our lives and we are also grateful his body was found,” she tweeted.
we are so lucky to have had him in our lives and we are also grateful his body was found.”@fox5dc
— Tisha Lewis FOX 5 DC (@TishaLewis) October 27, 2020