A man found dead in the trunk of a car in Birmingham, Alabama, earlier this month has been identified as popular local rapper Paul Matthew “Bam Bam” Carter, 32.
Carter’s body was discovered on June 8 in the city’s Ensley neighborhood but wasn’t identified until Tuesday (June 20), AL.com reports.
Local police and firefighters responded to a report of a car on fire at 3:22 a.m. on June 8 and discovered the body in the truck after extinguishing the blaze, the website reports. The car was parked in an alley and was so badly damaged that investigators could not initially identify its make or model. Carter’s body was also unrecognizable but was eventually determined through dental records.
The website continues to state that those who knew Carter recognized his vehicle from news reports and said that he had note been seen for two days prior to his body being found. At this time, fans and friends began speculating online it was likely Carter’s body with hundreds of comments on his Facebook page.
Police have not announced any arrests related to Carter’s death.
Carter’s artist profile on the Music Xray A&R website describes the rapper as giving “a real look at what’s going on in the streets today. Hard lyrics with a message, Bam Bam gives back to his community and helps mentors the inner city youth.”
Last year, Carter released the album Street Educated 2: Touching Bases on the label Southern Kingz. Watch Carter’s “Nigga Might” video from that album here: