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Funeral arrangements announced for Shamia Little

Slain teen would have been a senior at Shreveport’s Booker T. Washington High
Shamia Little, 17, will be buried Saturday, July 24, 2021.
Shamia Little, 17, will be buried Saturday, July 24, 2021.(Family)
Published: Jul. 15, 2021 at 11:20 AM CDT|Updated: Jul. 15, 2021 at 11:06 PM CDT
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SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) - The family of a missing teenager who was found dead has announced her funeral arrangements.

Shamia Little was found dead July 13 after being reported missing July 6.

The 17-year-old’s family says she will lie in repose from 1 to 8 p.m. Friday, July 23 at Precious Memories Mortuary.

Her funeral will be held the following day at 12 p.m. in the Booker T. Washington High School auditorium. Her family says she was a rising senior there.

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The family has started a GoFundMe account to help pay for the funeral. A number of fraudulent GoFundMe accounts have been started in an attempt to profit off Shamia’s death, but the family says only this one is legitimate.

Those who wish to help can also drop donations off at Precious Memories Mortuary off Greenwood Road in Shreveport. Food donations can be dropped off the high school on Saturday, July 24 between 9 and 11 a.m.

Authorities are urging anyone with any information about Shamia Little’s death to call Shreveport police detectives at 318-673-7300 or 318-673-6955.

Or contact Caddo-Shreveport Crime Stoppers by calling 318-673-7373, using the organization’s website or using the P3 Tips app to provide information anonymously.

Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $2,000 for information that leads to the arrest of those responsible for the homicide. A group of educators has chipped in another $1,000.

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