Police helping a man whose car had crashed on a Miami highway found a missing man’s body in the trunk.
It was that of Virginia rapper Brian Trotter, 25, who had vanished a week earlier after being picked up by his friend Robert Deupree Avery Coltrain, also 25, police said in a report obtained by the Miami Herald.
Coltrain is now under arrest for the murder of his friend of 10 years, charged with second-degree murder and illegal transport of human remains.
After police arrived at the scene, the car was towed to the parking lot of a nearby mall so troopers could investigate, the Herald said. Coltrain asked to fetch his belongings from the car, and among them was a Glock gun case, the arrest report said.
There was also “the smell of rotting flesh, and flies buzzing around the car,” the Herald reported.
“As a result of the continuous foul odor and insect presence, FHP troopers opened the trunk of the vehicle and discovered a body,” the arrest report said, according to WTVJ-TV, which also obtained a copy.