Calls for justice over death of Black teenager found dead

Quawan Charles, 15, was found dead in a sugar cane field in rural Louisiana; authorities said a preliminary autopsy determined that he likely drowned.
2:12 | 11/15/20

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calls for justicer the death of a black teenager found dead in a sugar cane field in Louisiana. Authorities say 15-year-old quawan Charles likely drowned and they' treated the case as a likely homicide. Some of the details may be difficult to hear. Elwyn Lopez has more. Reporter: This morning outrage spilling over the small town of Baldwin, Louisiana as the death of a 15-year-old boy remains shrouded in mystery. We believe if he had been of a different color this would have been taken a lot more seriously. Reporter: Quawan Bobby Charles went missing October 30th. Days later his body wasndnd about 20 miles away in a sugar cane field. It takes time for evidence to come forward because it takes a while for toxicology to come back. Reporter: The local sheriff's department releasing details to address public outrage, now calling it an active ongoing homicide investigation adding that video evidence shows quawan alone in the area he was later found dead. The case catching the eye of cells like Beyonce paying tribute to him on her website. Over the weekend, a preliminary autopsy report listed the teen's death as quote likely drowning. The 15-year-old's cousin says Charles' disfigured face tells it all. His face tells it all. On the right side of his face there's an incision. Reporter: The same coroner's report suggesting any injuries on his face happened after his death and are likely aquatic animal activity. A person that's deceased can't talk. You don't know his side of the justice for quawan. Reporter: In response to that preliminary autopsy report the teen's family said the water where he was found was ankle death and they believe he could not have drowned without outside influences. Now they are demanding a meeting with the sheriff no later than tomorrow. Guys? So many people watching this story. Elwyn, thank you. Let's switch gears and turn

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