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Aug 26, 2015

Body of Bobbo Youth Found Floating in Haulover Creek

Theodore "Bobbo Youth" Parchue

Police have positively identified the body of a man pulled from the Haulover Creek this morning as that of thirty-three year old Theodore Parchue, better known as Bobbo Youth. He was perhaps best known for his musical talent more than a decade ago when he blazed a trail on the local scene with hits like “Love It A Di Answer.” But in 2006 he fell afoul of the law when he was convicted for burglary and sentenced to seven years behind bars. He served that sentence but never reappeared on the music scene, and we are told that he was homeless, living under the Belcan Bridge. And that’s where his body was found this morning at around eight-thirty, by a fisherman who got the shock of his life.


Herman Williams, Discovered Body

“Bwoy dat dah wah really…dat dah wah frightening ting deh so. I usually throw net…I just come from across di next side. I ketch some lee snapper and soh and fish like dis and I come cross yah, and di officers just sih me when I come ovah yah and I park my cart ovah deh. I deh throw…I done throw gawn under di bridge already and when I come back out I deh inna wata to bout mi knee and I dash di net an when I do soh I feel something heavy pon it. I feel something heavy and when I do soh I look and I sih like wah peice ah board deh come soh and when I look I sih dah wah hand. And I leggo dih net and I run pon dih edge ah dih wata. And when I look I sih two Police by deh soh. And I hail deh hail deh and they run come deh soh. And when I look dah wah man.”



“Now I know yuh take off but before yu take off you mi get fu see the condition of ah di body or anything.”


Herman Williams

“I just sih wah hand inna my net and I noh wait fu sih da what. I just sih wah hand and I pop weh. I inna wata to my knee and I noh tek no chances with my life, yu know.”



“And you mih know da who?”


Herman Williams

Herman Williams

“I noh know da who, but I sih ah round dih place before, like couple days. Ih just unfortunate dat ih happen to me like dis, but ih fortunate dat I find ah because maybe ih mih wah drift down the current and alligator or something eat ah and deh yu neva mih wah sih ah none at all.”



“You seh dis dah somebody you noh know ih name but you sih ah round dih area?”


Herman Williams

“Yes, because they seh ih live unda di bridge. They seh he name Bobbo Youth and he recently come out ah jail and they chase ah from ih yard and ih come live unda dih bridge. But I sih ah off and on and I sih ah sometimes when I come bout, yu know and I sih ah round dih place and ting.”


While a post-mortem examination will be conducted on Thursday, Police do not suspect foul play. Bobbo Youth suffered from epileptic fits and it is believed that he had an episode during the night, fell into the river and drowned. 

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4 Responses for “Body of Bobbo Youth Found Floating in Haulover Creek”

  1. Rev. Mary Martin says:

    While reporting the manner in which Theodore Parchue’s body was found is good reporting. However, the footage showing Mr. Parchue’s body is unnecessary at best and deplorable at worst. If it is necessary to explain, then there is little hope for decency and respectability relating to our brothers and sisters.

  2. Ivy says:

    Rev. Martin, they actually used to show more than what you see of Mr. Parchue. There are past stories where they would show the victim’s faces and/or body full on. It was very disrespectful of the families who are grieving, as well as the victim.

  3. The Truth says:

    At last some good news

  4. BelizeanInAsia says:

    That is So true Rev. It was totally unnecessary and very disrespectful to show this young man’s body like that. The same situation happened with the young lady suffering from sever depression apparently committed suicide by drowning herself near the swing bridge about a year ago. Her body was in plain view being hauled out of the river by one arm. The man is not a dead dog mein! Respect!!

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