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Body of 12-yr-old St. James girl found

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The body of 12-year-old Talaija Dorsey has been found. She had been missing since July 1, 2014. The body of 12-year-old Talaija Dorsey has been found. She had been missing since July 1, 2014.
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St. James Parish (WAFB) -

St. James Parish Sheriff Willy Martin has confirmed that the body of 12-yr-old Talaija Dorsey was found Sunday morning. Her body was discovered around 10:30 am.

Officials say her body was discovered in a wooded cane field 4 miles from the St. James substation on  Hwy 3127.

A press conference was scheduled to take place at 2:00pm, WAFB's Tyana Daquano is currently at the scene. "Didn't end the way we were hoping," said Sheriff Martin. "We looked at that smiling face everyday."

Talaija has been missing since July 1st. John Celestine, 42, who is her mother’s fiancé, was arrested in connection with her disappearance.

Celestine was employed in Jefferson Parish. Deputies say that his employee told them he was a dependable worker.This is a developing story, we will have more information as it becomes available.

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