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NYC rapper's burned body found in SUV parked in NJ

NYC rapper's burned body found in SUV parked in NJ

August 17th, 2011 in News

PARAMUS, N.J. (AP) - Authorities say the badly burned body of a fledgling New York City rapper who performed under the name Kampane has been found in a sport utility vehicle parked on a New Jersey street.

But they say they don't believe Rhian H. Stoute was killed where his body was found early Tuesday in Paramus.

Bergen County prosecutor John Molinelli says the death of the 33-year-old Brooklyn resident will be investigated as a homicide. He says the body was burned in several areas. He hasn't disclosed further details. He says a cause of death hasn't been determined.

Police found the body in the SUV's rear cargo area. Molinelli won't say what led authorities to the vehicle.