Augusta’s death investigated as homicide
DONALDSONVILLE — The Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office on Monday confirmed that a body discovered Thursday on the levee in Donaldsonville is that of 15-year-old Brandon Augusta, who was reported missing Aug. 10, Chief Tony Bacala said.
Bacala said Augusta’s death is a homicide, but he would not disclose how he was killed. The deputy said those details were part of the investigation. Deputies said last week that the body had suffered blunt-force trauma to the head.
In the meantime, deputies are following up on numerous tips, Bacala said.
Augusta’s mother said waiting to find out what happened to her son has been agony.
“To sit here as a mother of a 15-year-old and not know what happened …, ” said Katrina Augusta, Brandon Augusta’s mother.