Rapper WizDaWizard found dead in Hallandale Beach

Police suspect foul play after body found in front of a home

The South Florida artist with connections to Kodak Black was found dead in front of a home in Hallandale Beach early Friday morning. His real name was Wisdom Williams.

HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. – Hallandale Beach police are investigating after a South Florida rapper was found dead in front of a home early Friday morning.

While police have not confirmed his identity, people at the scene and on social media say that the victim was Wisdom Williams, a Broward County artist who had ties to Kodak Black and went by the stage name WizDaWizard.

Investigators say foul play is suspected.

The body was found at about 6 a.m. in front of a home on Northwest 6th Terrace and 9th Court. It’s not known if Williams was killed at that location or if his body was brought there.

Police said the victim grew up in that neighborhood, though he hadn’t lived there recently.

Sky 10 was over the scene of a body found in Hallandale Beach on Friday morning. (WPLG)

Sky 10 flew over the scene where the body was covered with a yellow tarp, and about 100 people later gathered there looking for answers.

At one point, a man crossed the police tape to see the body of his family member. Police tried to stop him and it briefly escalated before officers cleared the scene.

“When you suspect it might be a family member of yours, or a loved one, you would want to try to confirm that for yourself,” Hallandale Beach police Capt. Megan Jones said. “It wasn’t anything malicious or ill will. It was just trying to get their own confirmation.”

Hallandale Beach police believe foul play was involved in the death of a man whose body was found in the area of Northwest 6th Terrace and 10th Street on Friday morning.

Broward Sheriff’s Office deputies showed up to assist, and Jones said “the investigation continues.”

“There’s going to be detectives reaching out to the family, friends, trying to get some more information,” she added. “We’re making a plea to the public at this time that if anyone has any information that could help us assist with a suspect then that would be greatly appreciated.”

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Annaliese Garcia joined Local 10 News in January 2020. Born and raised in Miami, she graduated from the University of Miami, where she studied broadcast journalism. She began her career at Univision. Before arriving at Local 10, she was with NBC2 (WBBH-TV) covering Southwest Florida. She's glad to be back in Miami!

Ian Margol joined the Local 10 News team in July 2016 as a general assignment reporter. Born in Miami Beach and raised in Broward County, Ian is thrilled to be back home in South Florida.