LA deputies identify girl found dead in duffel bag

LA deputies identify girl found dead in duffel bag

LA deputies identify girl found dead in duffel bag

County maintenance workers found a young girl's body stuffed inside a duffel bag last week along a hiking trail in LA's Hacienda Heights community. 'Full of character, full of life, full of joy'.

After her identity was confirmed, Jones' relatives gathered at a makeshift memorial that had popped up along the roadside near where her body was found, according to KTLA.

The coroner determined her death was a homicide, though her exact cause of death has not been released.

Authorities begged the public for help in identifying her.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department released a composite sketch of the girl on Wednesday, along with photos of a pink long-sleeve top with the words "Future Princess Hero" and gray trousers with pandas on them that she was wearing when her body was found.

"When things like this happen, we need to come together and be a voice for this little girl, especially since she doesn't have a family, I think it's important that she's everybody's child", said Contreras.

Body of girl, 9, found near Los Angeles hiking trail ID’d, 2 ‘persons of interest’ detained
A 9-year-old in a ‘Princess’ shirt was found dead in a bag. Now police have identified her.

"Investigators did not observe any obvious signs of trauma to the victim's body, " Villanueva said. "I just want justice".

Her body is believed to have been dumped a week ago, before being discovered on March 5, sparking an investigation into who she was, and how she died.

Jones body was recovered from an embankment just east of the 3400 block of Hacienda Boulevard, about 120 yards from the beginning of the trail, the Times reports. "This was my youngest daughter who I have been reaching out to only to have conflict. why would you not take her to her dad instead of killing her?"

The night before her death was announced as a homicide, dozens of people participated in a vigil, reported CBSLA, near the entrance to the trail where her body was found.

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Capt. Kent Wegener said more detectives are on the case because of the large volume of information received on it.

No further details regarding the circumstances of the girls death, or the ongoing investigation, were available Monday, but the investigation is ongoing.

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