Police: Virginia man found in car trunk after crash in Miami

Brian Trotter found dead in trunk of car on Palmetto Expressway
Robert Coltrain
Posted at 7:47 AM, Oct 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-27 08:39:37-04

MIAMI — Miami-Dade police said authorities found the body of an aspiring hip-hop artist inside the trunk of a Virginia man's car after he crashed on a Miami highway.

Robert Coltrain was charged with second-degree murder in the death of Brian Trotter.

A police report said Florida Highway Patrol responded to a crash Sunday on the Palmetto Expressway Authorities towed Coltrain's car to a mall, where they smelled rotting flesh coming from the vehicle.

Trotter, 25, was found dead in the trunk of the car. Police said Coltrain and Trotter were longtime friends.

It's unclear whether Coltrain had an attorney.