A popular Portuguese rapper who flaunted his gold jewellery and wads of cash on social media has been found dead with signs of having been tortured to find out where he hid his wealth.
Cops believe that after being tortured for the information, he was killed by his kidnappers who then used his keys to get into his home.
Rapper David Mota, known as Mota Jr, had been missing since March 15 after two men in hoods are believed to have kidnapped him at his home in the Sao Marcos area of the municipality of Sintra in central Portugal.
His mother then reported him missing, and the 28-year-old’s body has now been found in an advanced state of decomposition in a wooded area some 50 kilometres from where he went missing.
His body was reportedly so decomposed it could only be identified by his clothing.
The Judiciary Police (PJ) have launched an investigation and local media report the authorities believe Mota had been tortured to find out where his gold and jewellery was kept before being killed.
Local media report the rapper was known to flaunt his gold and jewellery in his videos.
The day after his disappearance, his family home was reportedly robbed while Mota’s mother and sister were out, with only the rapper’s gold and money being taken.
The thieves are believed to have used the keys to the house which Mota was carrying in a bag when he went missing.
The rapper found fame after featuring on the hit ‘Ca Bu Fla Ma Nau’ with fellow hip-hop artist Piruka, which has been viewed over 21 million times on YouTube.
Mota reportedly claimed that Piruka owed him money from the song but Piruka denies this.
The investigation is ongoing.