Rappers Pay Tribute to Evon Young


by Elizabeth Fay

MILWAUKEE -- It's been more than two months since a young Milwaukee rapper went missing. Although presumed dead, the body of Evon Young, 22, has still not been found.

Saturday night, local entertainers hosted a show in his honor. "The family needs this. We have been down for so long. It's just finally something good," says Young's Uncle, Albert Gaston.

Local rappers took the stage in Young's honor at Onyx Night Club on Milwaukee's North side, a place where Young, also known as Yung LT, used to perform.

"Yung LT would have loved to be up on that stage. He lived for that. That was his life," adds Gaston. 

"We know that Yung LT is up on that stage in spirit. He is having a ball right now. Everyone is representing Yung LT," says Young's Aunt, Sparkle Gaston. 

Young was last seen New Years day. Now five men are charged with his murder. Police say they tortured then shot Young death all because of stolen stereo equipment.

The heartache continues for Young's family as searches for his remains fall short. Investigators believe Young's killers trashed his body in a dumpster and lit it on fire.

Authorities have sifted through a Menomonee Falls landfill without any sign of Young.

Tonight's tribute brings some comfort to his family as they wait for closure.

"It's about time for something to uplift us and give us good spirits about something," says Sparkle Gaston.

The men accused of Young's murder are expected in court later this month.


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