Louisiana teen found dead, dumped in drainage ditch four days after she was last seen

Authorities say Jorion White, 16, was reported missing on Friday   Her body was found Sunday, 'dumped' in a drainage ditch

A search for a missing girl in Louisiana has come to a tragic end after her body was found dumped in a drainage ditch on Sunday.

Authorities say Jorion White, 16, was reported missing on Friday after she was last seen in her home in Kenner around 9.30pm Thursday.

The St Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office said she was reported missing Friday after her family realized she didn’t attend school Friday at Bonnabel Magnet Academy High School where she was a junior.

Her body was found around 4pm on Sunday dumped in water along St Rose Avenue, which is only a few miles away from her home, police say.

The St Charles Parish Sheriff's Office said Jorion (pictured with a friend) was reported missing Friday after her family realized she missed school Friday at Bonnabel Magnet Academy High School where she was a junior

St. Charles Parish sheriff’s chief of investigations Major Rodney Madere told the New Orleans Advocate that foul play is suspected.

Several people have been questioned since she went missing, he added.

The St Charles Parish Coroner, Dr Brian Brogle, used her dental records to confirm her identity Monday afternoon.

Her body was found around 4pm on Sunday only a few miles away from her home, police say

A manner of death for the teen has not been determined yet and toxicology test results are pending.

Katrice Reid, a family friend and Jorion’s godmother, told the newspaper that White ‘smiled constantly, read inspirational books like Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul, and cooked customized Pillsbury cookies for loved ones’.

‘She was just sweet all-around,’ Reid told the Advocate. ‘She stayed inside — she did what she was supposed to do.

‘My baby was left on the side of the road. It don’t look good, where she was found, and how she was found.

‘She was 16 years old. Her life was cut completely short.’

The St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office asked anyone with information about White’s death to call Detective Joseph Dewhirst at (985) 783-1135 or (985) 783-6807.

Source: The DailyMail

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