Two weeks after disappearing during a police chase, the body of rapper Scott Barrow has been found and preliminarily identified. The 18 year old man from Western Sydney was better known by his rap alias 'Kerser'.
On Tuesday a pathologist conducted an autopsy on Barrow’s body. The test found he had died by drowning and that his death was accidental.
On January 1st Barrow reportedly ran from police after being involved in a car accident with his girlfriend, less than a mile from where his body was found.
Police said he was last seen fleeing along the banks of the river near the intersection of Carrington and Lincoln East, when an officer said he heard a "sploshhh."
"His last words to me were that he promised he'd call when he made it, wherever he was going” Barrow’s girlfriend Allison James recalled.
With no phone call, loved ones handed out flyers for more than a week, hoping they’d locate Kerser alive.
Then on Monday afternoon, South Bend firefighters pulled a body from the Hawkesbury River near Howard Park.
"When we got that phone call we just took off. We knew it was him and it was so hard” Barrow’s older sister Marion said.
Crews rushed to the scene and pulled in the body as it was floating downstream. Autopsy results showed no bruise marks or injuries consistent with foul play. Even so, Metro Homicide is conducting its own investigation just to be safe.
The young lad's untimely death has left his many fans shocked and distraught. Kerser leaves behind an impressive legacy, an acclaimed debut album, the ubiquitous catchphrase "Kerser is the sickest" and his famous dance "doing the Kerser". Fans expressed their grief through Twitter, with Kerser's lifelong friend Iggy Azalea tweeting "He was the sickest, rap will never be the same. He is Australia's Biggy Smalls. Taken before his time #RIPkerser".
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