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Footage obtained in the homicide investigation of a missing Black teen shows Quawan “Bobby” Charles leaving a Louisiana home days before he was found dead, police said.

The Baldwin Police Department released the Oct. 30 video, which it said depicts Charles leaving his father’s home and getting into a car, Lafayette ABC affiliate KATC reported Tuesday.

Charles’ mother reported the 15-year-old missing later that day, a Baldwin police report obtained by ABC News shows.

On Nov. 3, the teen’s body was found in a sugar cane field about 20 miles away, in Iberia Parish, his family said.

A graphic photo of his body circulated online last week, drawing attention to the circumstances around his death, which the local sheriff’s department deemed “suspicious.”

Charles’ family has called for answers in his death and have questioned why measures, such as a missing child advisory, were not issued by state police after he was reported missing.

“Our crusade for Quawan ‘Bobby’ Charles and his family will continue until justice is served,” the family’s lawyers said in a statement Monday.

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For more information of this case, including info about the white woman (Janet Irvin) who was last seen driving Charles away from his home, read the following Black Star News story here.

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