Man charged in death of foster daughter

A Tangipahoa man is behind bars charged with the murder of his three year-old foster daughter, according to police.

A spokesman with the Tangipahoa Sheriff's Office says 49 year-old Mark Johnson was arrested and booked with second degree murder. He was taken into custody by Jefferson Parish deputies on Wednesday and transported back to Tangipahoa Parish.

Johnson's foster daughter, Faith Saucier, died from blunt force trauma, according to a coroner's report.

The girl's biological mother said she had been battling drug problems and turned the little girl over to the state's foster care system