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Missing member of local rap community found dead in vehicle

Posted at 6:03 PM, Jul 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-07 00:02:51-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City, Missouri, police said they have found the body of a missing man popular in the local rap community.

Officers responded to the 6600 block of Monroe Avenue around 11:15 a.m. Saturday morning to investigate a dead body in a vehicle.

The officers observed a deceased person in the vehicle "in a state of decomposition."

The victim was identified as missing 30-year-old Mack Jones. Many knew him by the stage name "Smacc Turner."

Jones was last seen Tuesday near Bannister Road and Cleveland Avenue around 8:30 a.m.

Jones' cousin, Andre Harris, spoke to 41 Action News while handing out fliers asking for help locating the rapper.

"Just Saturday he had performed for the BET Awards, the red carpet at the BET Awards. And that was a big monument in his life," Harris said. "He had told his wife that he was coming to pick her up from the house and he never made it to get her."

The rapper's mother was devastated by Saturday's news. She had another son who was killed in November of 2017.

"Now this is my second one in a car shot dead in less than two years," Annetta Authorlee said. "Kids are supposed to bury their parents. Now this is the second one I'm burying in less than two years. I wouldn't wish this on any parent."

The grieving mother said she wants her son's music to live on, and that the music and his family were the most important things in Jones' life.

"I don't even know if I'm going to be able to live without him. I'm just lost. I'm lost. My heart is so heavy. My heart is so heavy," Authorlee said.

The death has been classified a homicide, and detectives processed the scene for evidence and searched for witnesses.

Anyone who has seen something out of the ordinary near the scene or has information on Jones' disappearance should call the Homicide Unit at 816-234-5043 or the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477. There is a $25,000 reward for tips that lead to an arrest in the homicide.