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Body found in field identified as missing 17-year-old girl

July 13, 2021 GMT

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — Authorities identified a body found in the Shreveport area as that of a teenage girl who had gone missing days earlier.

The Shreveport Times reports that the body was found Monday in a field near Interstate 20.

The remains discovered behind a business had been identified as 17-year-old Shamia Little, though scientific testing is being done to confirm that, the Caddo Parish Coroner’s Office announced Tuesday.

Shamia was last seen the night of July 6 at Doug Williams Park, a little less than a half-mile from where her body was found, KSLA-TV reported.

Police put up crime scene tape around a home near the park, the station reported.