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Female’s body found in field in Shreveport

Louisiana State Police cancels endangered/missing child advisory for 17-year-old Shamia Little
The discovery of a female's body drew a sizable law enforcement presence to the area of Putman...
The discovery of a female's body drew a sizable law enforcement presence to the area of Putman Restoration in the 4100 block of Curtis Lane in Shreveport on the afternoon of July 12, 2021.(Source: Destinee Patterson/KSLA News 12)
Published: Jul. 12, 2021 at 3:27 PM CDT|Updated: Jul. 12, 2021 at 11:18 PM CDT
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SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) — Authorities say the body of a female has been found in Shreveport.

Police were summoned to Curtis Lane between Greenwood Road and Pro Street at 2:36 p.m. Monday, July 12, Caddo 911 dispatch records show.

Authorities have not said whether the discovery is related to the disappearance of 17-year-old Shamia Little.

However, Louisiana State Police canceled the Level II Endangered/Missing Child Advisory for Little about five hours later.

The discovery of the body drew a large police presence in the area of Putman Restoration the 4100 block of Curtis Lane. That’s about 1,500 feet north of Interstate 20.

The body was found in a field behind that business, police Cpl. Chris Bordelon said.

The condition of the remains is such that police could not immediately identify who it is, so investigators are waiting on the coroner’s office to make its determination, he added.

KSLA News 12 has learned that police put up crime scene tape July 12, 2021, around a home on...
KSLA News 12 has learned that police put up crime scene tape July 12, 2021, around a home on Gloria Street. That’s adjacent to Doug Williams Park, which police have been told is where 17-year-old Shamia Little reportedly was abducted at gunpoint.(Source: Jerry Goodman/KSLA News 12)

A missing 17-year-old last was seen last week on the opposite side of I-20 and less than a half mile southeast of where Monday’s discovery was made.

At this time, there has been absolutely no indication that today’s discovery is related to the disappearance of Shamia Little.

KSLA News 12 learned later Monday evening that police have put up crime scene tape around a home on Gloria Street. That’s adjacent to Doug Williams Park, which police have been told is where Little reportedly was abducted at gunpoint.

At least 60 law enforcement officers from multiple agencies have been involved in the investigation of the teenager’s disappearance.

Police interviewed more people over the weekend. And they said they are getting multiple tips in the case.

There’s no immediate word on whether those interviews or tips yielded any information valuable to the investigation.

Authorities also have told KSLA News 12 that they are investigating new forensic evidence — blood droplets — found in Doug Williams Park. Their source has not yet been determined, authorities said.

This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.

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