SHREVEPORT, La. (KTAL/KMSS) – The body found Monday afternoon in West Shreveport has been presumptively identified as Shamia Little, according to the Caddo Coroner’s office.
Little, 17, had been missing since last Tuesday. Her body was found Monday behind a business in the 4100 block of Curtis Lane, less than a block away from where she was last seen at Doug Williams park.
Little is believed to have been abducted from the park, leaving her family and loved ones searching and pleading for her safe return.
Louisiana State Police canceled the Level II Endangered/Missing Child Advisory for Little hours after the body was found.
The coroner’s office says the identification is pending scientific confirmation and an autopsy has been ordered.
Investigators were still out at the scene Tuesday afternoon, gathering evidence and using K9s to search for more clues as to what happened to Shamia Little and who is responsible. Police have not said whether a murder weapon has been recovered, but confirmed that evidence has been found at the scene that suggests how she died.
With the discovery of the body and evidence, police believe they are closing in on solving the case.
The death becomes the 50th homicide for Shreveport-Caddo Parish in 2021.
Little’s death remains under investigation by Shreveport police.