Donaldsonville mother still in shock, mourning son's murder

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POSTED: Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 5:30pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 9:38am

Katrina Augusta describes her son Brandon as a fun loving and family-oriented 15 year old, who mainly kept to himself.

Augusta says he was a normal teenager who loved basketball, drawing, and playing video games.

That's exactly why his mother says she can't imagine why anyone could hurt her son.

It's been less than two weeks since Katrina Augusta last saw her son Brandon alive, and the pain is still unbearable.

"It's a different order now. We have to readjust our daily lives because of what one person or person's did to my son," says Augusta.

Katrina says that her son had a 9 o'clock curfew, but for the first time-on Saturday August 9th- Brandon didn't show up.

"I was in disbelief that my child never called home or or we couldn't get in contact with him in any kind of way."

On Thursday August, 14, 2014, Randy Capello was working at People's Water near the Mississippi River levee when a discovery was made.

"They reported that they had found a body not far from where we were working and I looked up top here and I just seen a bunch of police cars and stuff."

The badly beaten body of Brandon Augusta, found just off of the levee by a worker mowing the grass.

"I don't understand how they can sleep at night. How can they just...knowing that my son back there. How could they just live?" adds Augusta.

Now the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office is searching for Brandon's killer, and his family is looking for answers.

"There's somebody out there who knows what happened. Who knows what's going on. Knows who did what and I hope that they will confess and come up."

Katrina now has the task of doing something no mother should ever have to do, searching for her son's killer.

"The family is still here to fight, to find out who did this to him and I'm not going to stop."

The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating Brandon's death, which is considered a homicide. If you have any information you're urged to call Crimestoppers at 344-STOP.  

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