Celestine indicted on First Degree Murder - Tuesday, July 08, 2014
On Tuesday, July 8, 2014, the
St. James Parish sheriff’s office advised John D. Celestine has been charged
with the first degree murder of Talaija Dorsey.
Talaija Dorsey was reported missing by her mother on July 1st,
2014. An extensive search and rescue
operation immediately began that resulted in the recovery of her body on July 6th,
2014. Since the date of her
disappearance, detectives developed evidence and leads that pointed in the
direction of foul play being involved in Talaija’s disappearance. Evidence regarding the murder of Talaija was
presented by the 23rd Judicial District Attorney’s Office to a grand
jury on July 8st, 2014. The
grand jury returned an indictment on John D. Celestine for the charge of first
degree murder. John D. Celestine in
currently incarcerated at the St. James Parish Jail with no bond for the charge
of LA R.S. 14:30 First Degree Murder.
The investigation regarding the murder of Talaija Dorsey in still
ongoing. Any persons having information
regarding this case should contact the St. James Parish Sheriff’s Office at
225-562-2200. Anonymous tips can also be
submitted by calling 1-855-TIPS-247, texting "Tip SJPSO” to 888777 or through our website, www.stjamessheriff.com.