New details have emerged in the mysterious death of a Louisiana teenager. The family of Quawan “Bobby” Charles tells KATC they were told by investigators that Bobby drowned, but the family is skeptical.
Bobby was reported missing from his home in Baldwin on Oct. 30 and his body was found in a sugarcane field 30 miles away on Nov. 3.
Bobby’s parents said he was last seen alive around 4 p.m. He had moved in with his father only two weeks prior to his disappearance.
The father, who is separated from Bobby’s mother, told police he went to the store at 4 p.m., and upon returning home a few minutes later he knocked on Bobby’s locked bedroom door but there was no response.
He said he used a tool to force the bedroom door open and discovered the boy was gone.
Friends say Bobby left home with a 17-year-old friend and his mother. But Bobby’s father said his son did not have any friends.
Family members and activists believe Bobby was murdered. They cite a grisly photo of his body circulating online.
The body shows evidence of facial mutilation similar to the damage caused by nibbling marine life when a body is submerged in water.
The Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office is handling the investigation.