Family Members Of Missing 12-Year Old React To “Person Of Interest” Arrest


The search for a missing 12-year old girl has expanded beyond St. James Parish.

Authorities are following leads that have shifted their focus to Assumption Parish.

WGNO News Reporter Darian Trotter has the latest on the case.

Local, state, and federal agents fanned out again to search for Talaija Dorsey.

The 12-year old was last seen inside the family’s Pecan Street home early Tuesday morning.

Thursday — authorities set up road blocks in St. James Parish and questioned drivers during morning rush.

“The folks who are getting out there and maybe saw something and don’t realize that they may have information that may be useful to us,” St. James Parish Sheriff Willy Martin said.

Investigators are calling John Celestine a person of interest.

He’s Talaija’s mother’s boyfriend.

A cloud of suspicion has loomed over him; after questions from detectives revealed a long list of inconsistencies as to his whereabouts the…

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