Deaths of Atlanta rapper, cousin investigated as double homicide

Deaths of Atlanta rapper, cousin investigated as double homicide

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The bodies of Edward Reeves (left) and Kendrick Stokes were found in Macon County, Ala. 
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  • Edward Reeves and cousin Kendrick Stokes were found in Macon County, Ala.
  • Reeves’ stage name is Bambino Gold.

Days after Alabama officials found the bodies of an Atlanta rapper and his cousin, their deaths are being investigated as a double homicide, an Alabama sheriff said Monday morning.

The bodies of Edward Reeves, whose stage name was Bambino Gold, and cousin Kendrick Stokes were found Friday and Saturday in Macon County, Ala.

"It's not fair for their lives to be snuffed out like this," Macon County Sheriff Andre Brunson told reporters Monday at a news conference. “We're going to do everything we can to bring justice.” 

Reeves, 29, has collaborated with rapper Lil Boosie, who is best known for the 2006 hit, “Wipe Me Down.”

Reeves and Stokes, 30, left for Montgomery on Nov. 5 and were reported missing two days later, authorities said. 

Their bodies were found in woods about 4 miles apart.

“I think the bodies were placed,” the sheriff said. “I don’t think they were killed in Macon County. I don’t want to give more details, but I don’t think they were killed in Macon County where we found them.”

Macon County is about 40 miles east of Montgomery.

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