The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office has advised that the body of an unknown female, discovered east of Ponchatoula on June 30, 2021, has been identified as Taysia Folse, a 14 year-old runaway from the New Orleans area.
The body was found in a secluded wooded area and by a driver who was passing the area and noticed what appeared to be a lifeless body.
Taysia's cause of death is undetermined at this time, however, there were no signs of physical trauma to the body.
Currently, detectives are looking for any information that will help in putting the last moments of Taysia's life together. Taysia had a recent distinctive tattoo on her left forearm. This investigation is on-going and anyone with information is asked to call the TPSO at (985) 345-6150, or Crime Stoppers (800) 554-5245.