The Quest to Find out if the Murder of a Rap Legend’s Brother Has Ever been Solved… (2024)

The Quest to Find out if the Murder of a Rap Legend’s Brother Has Ever been Solved… (1)

Doctor Dre is a rap legend. From his stint as a member of the rap group N.W.A, to his time as a producer/artist with superstar rapper Snoop Dogg. The man is worth in the 820 million dollars according to this site. While Dre has endured his fair share of trouble, arrests for beating up women is one the more common ones, he has suffered his fair share of tragedy. He has lost children (Andre Young Jr) to a drug overdose as well a brother to pneumonia when he was a toddler. But there is one death that has perhaps impacted him the most, the 1989 murder of his younger brother Tyree Du-sean Crayon .

Crayon who was 21 years old was killed in a fight after a physical altercation when he was knocked to the ground and sustained traumatic injuries near Crenshaw Avenue in Compton. There is so little information about this case in the media, we here at Savagewatch don’t even know if the murder has ever been solved. So we made several phone calls to various Law Enforcement agencies in the Golden State and pretty much still have no answers.

The Quest to Find out if the Murder of a Rap Legend’s Brother Has Ever been Solved… (2)

We tried the headquarters of the Los Angeles Sheriff Department. No record of the homicide. We tried the Los Angeles Police Department Cold Case Unit, not their case and no record. Told it was most likely in Compton. We could have tried the Compton Police Department but they were disbanded around 2000 due to massive amounts of corruption and misconduct. We tried the Compton Unit of the Los Angeles Sheriffs Department but they didn’t know or handle the case because it was supposed to be under the jurisdiction of the Compton Police Department (which was disbanded 11 years after Tyree Crayon’s murder). Despite talking to several administrative workers in various state offices that held criminal records and some of them actually knowing who Doctor Dre was, we still got no answers as to the status of the investigation. Is the case lost in some file with no agency able to work it due to jurisdiction questions? The big question continues to remain, was Tyree’s murder ever solved?

If this case is unsolved it brings forth a disturbing reality that if someone killed whose family member is worth nearly a billion dollars is not getting justice, what about those who are not famous and live below the poverty line.

Dre and his group NWA are most famous for their anti-law enforcement anthem “F-ck the Police”. One has to wonder if indifference to this case is the police shouting back.

However, Dre is not the only famous rapper/enterpreneur to lose a loved one in an unsolved murder. His east coast competitor Sean “Puff Daddy” Combs also known as P. Diddy also has an unsolved homicide in his family.

Links to various true crime and unsolved mystery cases on our site. Each page has several cases on them.

Serial Killer Did a Convicted Killer get released from Prison to claim even more victims?

Fugitives A former member of United States State Department is still on the run after brutally murdering his entire family.

Child Predators A real life Doctor Evil is uncovered when his treasure of evil is found. Who were his accomplices?

Cases of Conspiracy A Civil Rights Worker goes missing after a standoff with the United States Federal Government. Did those he was helping have a hand in his murder?

Famous and Notorious Murders A Former Pro Boxer, a Professional Wrestler and the President of the Teamster Union. All believed to be victims of the Mafia.

The Missing Page One Did world renowned Scientist Albert Einstein have a secret child out of wedlock? If so, what happened to them?

The Missing Page Two A Teenager goes missing from a New England Convenience Store she was working at. Decades later, no one knows where she is.

The Unidentified Page One Does a picture of a man holding a young child hold the key to the identity of a John Doe?

The Unidentified Page Two A real life Killer Clown had many victims buried in his house of horrors, some still remain nameless and unidentified.

Hit and Run Cases Did a politician in a small New England city use his clout to avoid arrest in the Christmas Eve vehicular killing of a College Student?

California Cases Stanford University has had several high profile cold cases solved in recent years, yet one still remains elusive.

California Cases Page Two A Photographer is murdered by a man in disguise. Random act of violence or a planned hit?

New York Cases Page One Four friends leave an outdoor party, one is still missing decades later and there is nothing but silence from the other three.

New York Cases Page Two Holocaust surivor is kidnapped and shot in broad daylight. Why?

New Jersey Cases Page One A teenaged girl goes missing from her home, months later her remains are found and police wonder if it was part of a sick religious ceremony killing.

New Jersey Cases Page Two A family is targeted by an explosive in a package. Who would want to kill the Puskas family?

Connecticut Cases A restaurant owner is murdered. Did a relative of his family have something to do with it? A grandmother gunned down by a robber in front of her daughter’s home.

Connecticut Cases Page Two A woman is dragged to her death for miles on city streets and no one has been arrested. A Police Officer is murdered, police have a suspect but not enough information.

Massachusetts Cases A letter connects two girls who went missing and were found murdered, who is responsible is a mystery. A veteran survives a foreign war but not his own neighborhood.

Massachusetts Cases Page Two Was a ring of thieves at an airport responsible for a murder of their fellow employee?

New Hampshire Cases Did an animals rights extremist kill an animal abuser? A college student gets into a car accident and disappears into the unforgiving New Hampshire woods.

Vermont Cases Did town residents commit a vigilante murder? High school student goes missing, did drug dealers play a part in her murder?

Maine Cases Two young boys go missing years apart? Were they kidnapped and living a new life, or were they murdered?

Rhode Island Case Page One A notorious mob enforcer is a victim of murder himself.

Rhode Island Cases Page Two A gun is used in the seperate murders of a philandering husband and a teenaged runaway. Is it the same killer?

Missouri Cases A nine year old girl is abducted a block from her family home and killed.

Florida Cases A college town and a family murder remains unsolved over fifty years later.

Texas Cases Page One Wrong Place, wrong time or victim of a hate crime.

Texas Cases Page Two Most people know what the “Amber Alert” is. Yet, the girl that the broadcast system is based off of has a homicide that is still unsolved.

Canada Cases What happened to the “Lost Boys”? Who was the Umbrella Lady that died from jumping in the Niagara Falls?

Maryland/Deleware Cases A $100,000 reward for information in the cold blooded killing of a postal worker. A woman is brutally murdered by someone in her hotel room.

Midwest Cases Page One The father of a former world champion is killed in a possible set up.

Midwest Cases Page Two A family of three is brutally killed and no suspect has been caught.

Western Cold Cases A college student is killed in her apartment. An employee of a newspaper publisher is found murdered at her workplace.

Southern Cases Page One Did the Atlanta Child Killings have more than just one killer? Who executed a Kentucky State Trooper?

Southern Cases Page Two Road Rage leads to murder of a two year old child. Mass shooting in store is never solved.

Pennsylvania Cases Two brothers are victims of seperate homicides. Did a pro wrestler kill his mistress girlfriend?

International Cases A man visits the Caribbean with a friend. He goes missing and his friend is quiet about it.

Suspicious Deaths Murder? Suicide? or Accident?

Solved Cases Page One and Solved Cases Page Two Cases solved that were featured on this site.

The Quest to Find out if the Murder of a Rap Legend’s Brother Has Ever been Solved… (2024)


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