Video proof of sweet sixteen discovered lifeless exhibits nobody else current earlier than his last moments, says sheriff


UPDATE: The Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Workplace launched new particulars following the publication of the preliminary coroner’s report, which prompt {that a} 15-year-old discovered lifeless had drowned, regardless of photographs circulating on the web that present deep wounds to the teenager’s face.

New proof consists of surveillance video of the world the place Quawan “Bobby” Charles was discovered lifeless. Authorities say the footage exhibits Charles strolling across the space the place he was later discovered lifeless. They are saying no different individual was in seen within the video till his physique was found.

“We’ve got obtained and reviewed video proof exhibiting Quawan “Bobby” Charles close to that space. Video proof signifies no different people current with Quawan “Bobby” Charles or anybody else current for a while earlier than, or after, he’s seen on the recording,” IPSO launched in an announcement Saturday.

Investigators are nonetheless ready for the total post-mortem with toxicology to return again, which can take a number of weeks. 


BATON ROUGE – A coroner’s report suggests a 15-year-old discovered lifeless in a rural space of south, central Louisiana drowned, regardless of photographs circulating on the web that present deep wounds to the teenager’s face.

The report was first obtained by Lafayette TV station KATC.

Dr. Carl Ditch and his workplace wrote in a November 13 post-mortem, Quawan Charles “probably” drowned and that muddy water was present in his physique’s airways. The coroner made some extent to notice there have been no accidents sustained earlier than loss of life.

The report comes after {the teenager}’s mother and father have pushed for extra transparency within the loss of life investigation. Charles was discovered lifeless November 3 after being reported lacking on October 30. His household stated he was final seen leaving residence with out permission with two individuals, a 17-year-old good friend and the good friend’s mom.

Charles was later discovered lifeless in a cane area within the small group of Loreauville, south of Lafayette, between New Iberia and Morgan Metropolis.  Fields have water drainage ditches minimize by means of crops.  

His household’s concern over his disappearance and loss of life have been fueled by a ugly picture exhibiting the teenager’s face severely disfigured.

Within the coroner’s report launched Friday, officers declare the disfigurement was a results of the post-mortem process or “animal exercise from the decedent being present in water.”

These near the household informed WBRZ Chief Investigator Chris Nakamoto, they’re having an out-of-state post-mortem achieved. Outcomes might be accessible quickly.

Sheriff’s deputies in Iberia Parish, the place the teenager was discovered, have labeled the loss of life suspicious.  Click on HERE to learn an earlier story on the scenario. 

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