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Body of Missing 12-year-old Found in St. James Parish

ST. JAMES PARISH (WGNO) - St. James Parish deputies say they have found the body of a missing 12-year-old girl.

Sheriff Willy Martin nearly broke down when he took the podium Sunday afternoon to announce that they found the body of 12-year-old Talaija  Dorsey. He says Dorsey was found in the North end of the parish in a heavily wooded area.

The 12-year-old had been missing since early Tuesday morning.

Authorities had said they suspected foul play early in the investigation. John Celestine, the fiance of dorsey’s mother, is being called a suspect. He was booked late Wednesday night with obstruction of justice charges.

Celestine lived with Talaija’s mother and Talaija.