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Three aspiring rappers who were missing since January 21 were found dead in an abandoned building in Detroit, according to reports.

The bodies were found in a vacant Highland Park apartment building on Thursday.

Armani Kelly, 27, Dante Wicker, 31, and Montoya Givens, 31, all from Oscoda, Michigan, were scheduled to perform at a club in Detroit when they went missing.

Kelly texted his fiancée, Taylor Perrin, on Jan. 21 to say the show was canceled due to equipment failure. She never heard from him again.

The bodies were found 5 days after a 15-year-old boy was arrested for stealing a car linked to Kelly.

“I can tell you that there was a juvenile that was arrested, not in connection with the missing people, but in connection with a vehicle associated with one of the missing people,” Dawn Fraylick, communications director for the Macomb County Prosecutor’s Office, told CBS News.

The juvenile was charged with receiving and concealing stolen property on Jan. 28, according to Warren police. The car belonged to Kelly’s mother, Lorrie Kemp.

Lt. Mike Shaw of Michigan State Police confirmed “multiple victims” were found in an abandoned Highland Park apartment building on the corner of McNichols Road and Log Cabin Street, near Detroit’s Palmer Park.

Family members and friends were notified of the discovery on Thursday evening.

Perrin, who lives in Grand Rapids, said she was told by police to travel to Detroit.

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“I’m not trying to be pessimistic. I’m trying to be optimistic. But he’s gone, he’s dead, I just want his body,” said Kelly’s mother, on January 30.

Kelly (pictured) served 8 years in prison for armed robbery and was released from prison in 2022.

“I am angry because you did 8 years in prison and you didn’t die and then you get out and they kill you,” she said.