Authorities have issued an arrest warrant for veteran rapper Tim Dog, who died three months ago. Or did he…?
The New Yorker struggled with diabetes and was widely reported to have died in early February after a lethal seizure.
The thing is, police don’t think that Tim Dog (real name Timothy Blair) is dead at all. His supposed death didn’t leave any sort of paper trail whatsoever.
Mississippi prosecutor Steven Jubera says that he still hasn’t received any proof confirming Tim Dog’s death… no death certificate, no burial details, nothing.
“I need proof. I need a death certificate showing that he’s dead because, as far as I’m concerned, he’s alive,” Jubera said.
Jubera said that he has obtained a warrant for the 46-year-old hip-hop star’s arrest.
“Nobody said where he died, nobody said where he was buried, which is very odd for an obituary…. At the bare minimum he would get arrested and sit in jail until his court hearing.”
The warrant issued actually stems from a 2011 conviction for grand larceny. Tim Dog confessed to targeting Ester Pilgrim for money that he wanted to use to kick-start his moribund music career.
He plead out to avoid jail, and was ordered to turn over $19,000 in restitution to Pilgrim. However, he never made good on the debt before he allegedly passed away.
It was actually Pilgrim who raised the first red flag, too. She raised suspicions about the circumstances of Tim Dog’s death, which prompted Jubera to re-open the case.
Of course, we don’t know whether Tim Dog is alive or dead. Erring on the side of caution, they’d better hope he is alive and on the lam.
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