Police identify body found near Pittsburg roadside
Pittsburg Police are investigating the death of a Pittsburg woman who has now been identified as 24-year-old Tashiana Sharday Taylor, a Pittsburg resident.
According to a release issued Tuesday by Pittsburg Police Chief Richard Penn, the Southwest Institute of Forensics in Dallas confirmed the identity of the black female found dead in a ditch Monday morning.
“On November 26, 2018, at approximately 7:23 a.m., Pittsburg Police Officers were dispatched to the 600 block of Quitman in reference to a body on the side of the road. Officers located the body of a black female and an investigation began. The body was sent to Southwest Forensic Institute for autopsy under the order of County Judge AJ Mason,” Penn said in the statement.
The body was found in a ditch near the 100 block of Candy Drive.
Police have not said whether foul play was involved.
“Pittsburg police officers continue the investigation into circumstances surrounding her death,” the release stated.
Pittsburg officials told The Gazette on Monday that the investigation involved one victim, quelling reports from community members that two more bodies had been found in a nearby apartment complex.