A New York rapper was buried under the bedroom of his home after he was shot and killed in January 2017.
According to Hudson Valley 360, Brandyn Dayne Foster, whose stage name was Brandyn Dayne, was reported missing after he was shot by Carlos Graham. Two searches were conducted for the rapper at his home: the first was on Oct. 13, 2017 and the second was on Feb. 6, 2018.
In February, authorities discovered his body in a crawl space. It appeared that his girlfriend, Sade Knox, his friend, Graham, who cheated with Knox, and a third person named Ashton Adams, had lifted the floor and buried Foster’s body.
“They poured cement over the body and covered it with dirt and gravel,” Greene County District Attorney Joseph Stanzion said. “They assisted in hiding the body.”
The DA did not state a motive for the speculated murder.
The group took Foster’s Cadillac Escalade to a Connecticut casino to make it seem like Foster had disappeared there. Then, they caught a cab back home.
When Foster’s mother, Bonnie Steinberg Foster, asked Knox about where her son was, Knox assured her the rapper — who had released two mixtapes during his career — was fine but away, the DA said.
“Knox knew Brandyn’s mother contacted the police right away,” Stanzione said. “[Knox] took advantage of [Steinberg Foster’s] trust.”
After reporting Foster missing on Jan. 27, 2017, she contacted police to call off the search. However, she grew suspicious of Knox and police resumed a search in February.
Graham was charged with second-degree murder in connection with Foster’s death as well as six felony counts related to possession of a weapon, stealing a car and concealing a corpse. He has pleaded not guilty to the murder charge. Knox and Adams also were charged with three felonies for allegedly aiding in concealing the murder. Knox family posted her bail while Graham remains in Ulster County Jail. He is scheduled to appear July 3 in Greene County Court.
In response to the latest news, several Twitter users have posted about the unfortunate discovery.
“So sad smh 🤦🏾♂️ 😢,” one person tweeted.
“Praying for his family,” someone else offered.
“That’s a special kind of evil,” another said. “How do you live with the body of someone under you??? Like you know he’s down there!?!?!”