Video exhibits Quawan ‘Bobby’ Charles leaving house day he was reported lacking: Officers

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Video shows Quawan 'Bobby' Charles leaving home day he was reported missing: Officials

{The teenager} was discovered useless days later in a sugar cane discipline, his household stated.

Footage obtained within the murder investigation of a lacking Black teen exhibits Quawan “Bobby” Charles leaving a Louisiana house days earlier than he was discovered useless, police stated.

The Baldwin Police Division launched the Oct. 30 video, which it stated depicts Charles leaving his father’s house and getting right into a automobile, Lafayette ABC affiliate KATC reported Tuesday.

Charles’ mom reported the 15-year-old lacking later that day, a Baldwin police report obtained by ABC Information exhibits.

On Nov. 3, the teenager’s physique was present in a sugar cane discipline about 20 miles away, in Iberia Parish, his household stated.

A graphic photograph of his physique circulated on-line final week, drawing consideration to the circumstances round his dying, which the native sheriff’s division deemed “suspicious.”

Charles’ household has referred to as for solutions in his dying and have questioned why measures, equivalent to a lacking little one advisory, weren’t issued by state police after he was reported lacking.

“Our campaign for Quawan ‘Bobby’ Charles and his household will proceed till justice is served,” the household’s attorneys stated in an announcement Monday.

The American Civil Liberties Union can also be demanding a full, impartial investigation into the dying, amid what the group claimed is a “lack of transparency demonstrated by native officers.”

Baldwin Assistant Chief Sam Clever instructed KATC Tuesday that officers did not assume the case met the standards of an abduction or kidnapping wanted to contact state police “as a result of there was no eyewitnesses or nobody to say that he had jumped right into a car, or somebody kidnapped him or beat him and took him into that car.”

“There was no indicators of a kidnapping or abduction at the moment,” Clever instructed the station.

Charles was entered into the Nationwide Crime Info Heart as a lacking particular person or runaway, in line with the police report.

Charles’ father found his son was lacking shortly after four p.m. on Oct. 30, the police report stated. His father stated he would seek for the lacking teen at a soccer sport and at a Halloween occasion, whereas his mom was going to see if he went to her house in Youngsville, in line with the report.

Iberia Parish sheriffs discovered Charles’ physique on Nov. 3, hours after being contacted by one in every of his dad and mom, officers stated.

Citing “public curiosity” within the case, the Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Workplace stated in an replace Saturday that it obtained video proof that confirmed Charles alone close to the place his physique was later discovered.

The sheriff’s workplace stated it has additionally carried out a number of interviews with individuals who had been reportedly with Charles proper earlier than his disappearance and is “actively monitoring” the whereabouts of others.

The Iberia Parish Coroner’s Workplace dominated Charles’ doubtless explanation for dying as drowning. The post-mortem report famous no proof of trauma earlier than dying.

An impartial post-mortem report supplied by Charles’ household and their attorneys on Monday additionally included findings in line with drowning, but it surely didn’t checklist a preliminary explanation for dying. A ultimate report is “pending toxicology, histology and extra investigative info as it’s accessible,” it stated.

ABC Information’ Scottye Kennedy contributed to this report.

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