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.