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DONALDSONVILLE - A community remembered 15-year-old Brandon Augusta under the Friday night lights this week.

Augusta was murdered; his body was found beaten to death behind a levee a month ago.  He had been missing for a week. Law enforcement is still searching for the killer.

Donaldsonville High School donated a football jersey to the Augusta family in Brandon's honor.

"We just want to extend our love and our support to the family.  Brandon was going to be a football player on our team," said Donaldsonville High Associate Principal Daryl Comery.

The jersey is marked with the number three, a number that he loved. It represents a full commitment to the team.

"It's very hard for me, when I first got here I cried," said Brandon's mother Katrina Augusta. "You know, being that my son is not out there."

Brandon would have been a freshman at Donaldsonville High this year. He loved football and was preparing to join the team. As the team scored a touchdown Friday night, Augusta couldn't help but wonder what position her son would be playing.

"It hurts, it hurts so deeply. Right now it hurts," she said.

The Ascension Parish Sheriffs office says it is still interviewing people about Brandon's death. The reward for information leading to an arrest has been increased to $5,000.

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