Thursday, August 27th 2015. BMG: Popular Belizean artist, Theodore “Bobbo Youth” Parchue, 34-years-old was found dead in the Haulover Creek near the Belcan bridge on Wednesday morning by a fisherman in the area.
Herman Williams, the fisherman who found Parchue, said he had just cast his net when he saw what he thought was a piece of wood but when he started realing in his net he realized it was a hand. Williams, who was frightened by his discovery let go of the net and ran back on land where he signaled for two passing police officers.
Parchue was identified by police and his body taken to the morgue. There were no visible injuries on his body leading police to rule out foul play as the cause of his death.
The talented rapper had fallen on hard times since being released from prison in 2013 and eventually ended up homeless, living under the Belcan Bridge. He was also an epileptic and it is believed that Parchue suffered a seizure during the night and fell into the river where he drowned.
Parchue gained popularity in 2004 with his hit, “Protect and Serve”, which featured Ras Indio. The track criticized the police department and police brutality.
Parchue was arrested during a burglary in 2006 and served a seven-year sentence at the Kolbe Foundation. After his release he never had the same kind of impact in the music industry but by all accounts was still creative and talented.
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