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Pop Smoke’s Murder Linked To Dead Rapper Found In Barrel

August 7, 2023 | By Kali Girl

Hip Hop DX reports, new details have emerged regarding the tragic killing of the late rapper Pop Smoke, suggesting a potential connection to another recent murder in the L.A.

According to TMZ, Jaquan Murphy, who was previously arrested but cleared of any involvement in Pop Smoke’s 2020 killing, is the brother of Javonnta Murphy, known as Sirtanky.

Sirtanky’s body was found naked and stuffed into a barrel on July 31, and the motive behind his murder was initially unclear.

However, the recent revelation of his relation to Jaquan, who is awaiting trial for an unrelated murder in Los Angeles, has led the LAPD to speculate that Sirtanky’s killing might be a “revenge killing” for Pop Smoke.

The body discovered on the shores of Malibu Lagoon State Beach, California, raised suspicions about the recentness of the death as it showed no signs of decomposition when the barrel was opened.

While the police didn’t disclose further details about Murphy’s body condition, they did confirm an ongoing homicide investigation. The fact that he was found naked inside the sealed barrel pointed to foul play as the cause of his demise.

Currently, this theory related to Pop Smoke’s murder remains speculative, and the investigation is still in its early stages.

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