The Bossier Sheriff's Office takes to social media to help identify a murder victim.

A young female was found dead from multiple stab wounds in Bossier Parish more than 34 years ago. A Facebook page under the name 'Bossier Doe' was created, because detectives believe the young lady could have been from anywhere, whether from the local area, south Louisiana or neighboring states, or a runaway from another state.

According to a BSO news release, the use of Facebook to help in a case like this came about after Bossier detectives discovered another case involving a missing person from Florida in 1979. In that case, the girl's identity was known, but authorities never knew exactly what happened to her. A friend created a Facebook page for her in 2014 to see if anyone had information about her.

Just two weeks ago, she found out something. A girl who had been found shot to death in New York 35 years earlier was identified as Tammy Jo Alexander, the missing Florida teen.

"In our case, we have a homicide victim we cannot identify," said BSO Sgt. Dave Faulk in the news release. "While we are exhausting all missing and unidentified person's databases, we wanted to expand our search to social media in hopes that someone else sees her face or hears her story and can help identify her."

Detectives are asking everyone to 'like' and share the Facebook page to help get the word out on a broader scope. On the page, you can find a facial reconstruction done by the LSU FACES Lab in Baton Rouge, and more information about where the girl was found.

"The more shares we can get, the better off we are. And we'd like to thank everybody for their help so far," Sgt. Faulk told me. "We've already gotten over 700 friends and about 1,500 shares. But we would really like to triple that, quadruple that. Let's get it out there and see if we can finally get her home."

Anyone with additional information can call the sheriff's office at 318-965-2203.


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