Rapper Mota Jr found tortured to death by burglars after he showed off wads of cash and fake uber-rich lifestyle
The rapper was abducted outside his family home two months ago and his rotting body was found in a wooded area
A missing rapper who flaunted his ‘billionaire lifestyle’ and wads of cash on Instagram was found dead on Monday, May 18. His body was reportedly so decomposed that he could only be identified by the clothes he was wearing.
David Mota, known as Mota Jr, was found dead after he was reported missing for more than two months. According to reports, the 28-year-old Portuguese rap sensation went missing on March 15 after he was abducted by burglars outside his family home in the Sao Marcos area of the municipality of Sintra in central Portugal.
You can see the photo of Mota Jr showing off his cash here.
Police believed that Mota was kidnapped and then tortured by thieves because they wanted to know where he had stashed his wealth. Police also believed that after killing the rapper, who became famous after featuring on the hit ‘Ca Bu Fla Ma Nau’, kidnappers used his keys to get into his home for a robbery.
The rapper's mother, Filomena Mota, said that on the night of his kidnapping, he had received a phone call around midnight to go down to the door of the building. It is believed he was then abducted by two armed men in hoods. In an April interview with TVI, the mother said that she received a call from a neighbor at 2 am asking if her son was okay. However, when Filomena went to check, he was not in his room. Filomena also said at the time that she found Mota’s hat and slippers at the entrance to the building, as well as splashes of blood in the elevator.
On the night of the alleged abduction, however, Filomena had said she answered a call made to her son’s phone. The call was reportedly from an unidentified girl who said she was going to enter the building with him when two men pointed a gun at Mota and sent her away.
The rap artist was known for posting images of gold jewelry, luxury cars, and wads of cash on social media. However, it has since been revealed that he was not actually a billionaire. Police believed that kidnappers thought his virtual luxury was true, and that is why they abducted him. However, when they got no information about his wealth from the rapper, they killed him. The kidnappers then used his keys to rob the house the next day when it was empty. The thieves only took the musician’s gold and money.
Now, over two months after his alleged kidnapping, Mota’s body was found in a wooded area some 50 kilometers from his home. However, it was so badly decomposed that it took authorities until May 19 to identify it.
Local reports have claimed that the country's Judiciary Police have launched an investigation into the rapper’s death. They are treating it as a possible abduction and murder. Meanwhile, Mota’s body has been taken to the Institute of Legal Medicine for an autopsy. The results of the postmortem have not been known yet.