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


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 Caddo Parish Coroner’s Office on Tuesday said the remains discovered behind a business had been identified as 17-year-old Shamia Little, pending scientific testing to confirm that. KSLA-TV reports that Shamia was last seen the night of July 6 at Doug Williams Park, less than a half-mile from where her body was found. Police put up crime scene tape around a home near the park.