A man who was employed as a security guard for Chicago rapper Twista was found shot to death and burned in a South Side home on Friday.
Police are conducting a homicide investigation in the death of Davy Easterling.
According to the Chicago Tribune:
Easterling was found in an apartment about 6 a.m. Friday in the 8300 block of South Baker Avenue. That same day, Twista had put out messages on Twitter and Instagram, saying that Easterling, who acted as a bodyguard for Twista and who he described as “A close friend of mine,” had been missing for three days.
The Fire Department’s Office of Fire Investigations determined that the fire was incendiary –meaning that it was somehow started by a person — said Chicago Fire Department spokesman Larry Langford on Saturday.
Firefighters were called to the 2½-story building on Baker Avenue around 6 a.m. Friday, Langford said.
The man found was dead in the bedroom during a primary search, he said.
Smoke detectors were working in the building, Langford said.
On Saturday, Twista tweeted out:
— #BTTB on itunes NOW! (@TWISTAgmg) February 22, 2014
Bomb and Arson investigators from the Chicago Police Department are continuing to investigate.
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