Funeral held for 2-year-old

Jhavia Porter

Two-year-old Jhavia Porter was laid to rest Friday by family and friends at St. Mary’s Missionary Baptist Church in St. Helena Parish.

The child succumbed to injuries sustained in a hit-and-run crash on May 26 that remains under investigation, state police said.

Troopers are still processing the physical evidence left at the scene. The vehicle is suspected to have damage on the front end and is missing or has a damaged driver’s side mirror.

Witnesses have described the suspect vehicle as either a light-colored van or SUV.

Troopers urge anyone with any information regarding this crash to contact Louisiana State Police Troop L at (985) 893-6250 or by reporting online. The Louisiana State Police online reporting system is available to the public through an anonymous reporting form that is submitted to the appropriate investigators.

The form can be found at and clicking on the “Suspicious Activity” link.

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