16-Year-Old Girl Found Dead in Ditch with Rollers in Her Hair
Police said 16-year-old Jorion White's body was likely dumped in the ditch in St. Rose
Louisiana police say they suspect foul play in the death of a teen girl whose body was found in a ditch two days after she was reported missing.
Authorities in St. Charles Parish tell PEOPLE that the body of 16-year-old Jorion White was found in a drainage ditch in St. Rose on Sunday.
“She had pink rollers in her hair. She was obviously dumped at the location she was found,” Maj. Rodney Madere, with the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office, tells PEOPLE. “We suspect foul play, and we are investigating at this time.”
White’s mother reported her missing Friday night, Madere says, adding that her mother last saw White on Thursday as White was “preparing to go to bed.”
“They found her in pink rollers. That’s not something she would normally go out in,” Katrice Reid, a family friend and White’s godmother, told the Times-Picayune. “She did not walk out of the house like that. She was brought there, carried there. It was not by her own will.”
St. Charles Sheriff’s deputies told WWL-TV that a passerby spotted White’s body and contacted police. An autopsy was performed on the teen but results have not been released.
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Now, investigators are working to determine the circumstances surrounding White’s death and Madere says he will not reveal “how she was killed” or the condition of White’s body as not to hinder the investigation.
Authorities said they have no suspects in the case yet, but have questioned some persons of interest, WWL-TV reports.
On Monday, White’s 18-year-old brother Darrius White took to Facebook, writing, “Glad to hear that my beautiful little baby sister is safe with the lord.”
Another Facebook user posted a photo of what appeared to be a vigil for the teen.
“#RestPeacefully #CandleLight You will forever be in our hearts Jorion White,” the post reads.