Decomposed body of missing Carlos Lugo, 14, found weeks after his disappearance as horror details of cause of death revealed
A MISSING teenager has been found shot to death in a field weeks after he disappeared, police reveal, as his heartbroken mother demands justice.
Carlos Lugo, 14, was reported missing on January 23 after his family did not see him for two days.
Police searched for the Houston, Texas teenager for about two weeks before Texas EquuSearch, a nonprofit search and recovery organization, made a gruesome discovery.
Lugo’s decomposed body was found in a field around 11 a.m. on Saturday.
The field was only five minutes from where he was last seen by his family.
Paramedics pronounced the victim dead at the scene and an autopsy later confirmed the body belonged to Lugo.
Lugo sustained multiple gunshot wounds, the autopsy revealed.
It is unclear when the shooting took place, police said.
Lugo’s mother, Rosa, said she last saw her son on January 21 when she dropped him off at a friend’s house.
Rosa told KTRK in Spanish that she held onto hope that her son was alive.
She wants people to remember Lugo as a kind teenager, and she also said she wants justice.
“Carlos meant a lot to my family, and it’s family,” family friend Nancy Salias told the outlet.
“I just hope they find whoever did this to him.”
“It’s not a place I’d like to be,” said Kyle Heaverlo, the Houston Police Department’s homicide detective.
“I would say it’s more likely that foul play is involved than not.”
No suspect or motive is known at this time.
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