9-Year-Old Found Dead in Duffel Bag

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A young girl found dead inside a duffel bag last week near a trail in Hacienda Heights, California has been identified as 9 year old girl, Trinity Love Jones.

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. Police are still investigating the circumstances of her death, which has been ruled a homicide, and they have not publicly commented on how she died, though they have said there were no obvious signs of trauma. Investigators have detained two people of interest who may be connected to the case, the sheriff's department said in a statement Sunday night. I just want justice, ' he said.

(Los Angeles County Sheriff Department) An image of a duffel bag, taken from the internet, which LA County Sheriff's Department said is very similar to the bag in which a girl's body was found on March 5, 2019.

The girl's 55-pound body was found at the bottom of an embankment just east of the 3400 block of Hacienda Boulevard, about 120 yards from the beginning of the trail. A few hours later, Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputies revealed with horror what they'd found inside: A child's body.

"Her upper torso and head were protruding from the open bag", Lt. Hoglund said. "Full of character, full of life, full of joy".

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According to ABC 7, Trinity's body was discovered by local workers doing maintenance on the trail. He told the station that he learned of his youngest daughter's death through a phone call.

Police would not comment on whether there were any items found in the bag along with the body. Numerous children were victims of abuse or violence in their homes, and most died at the homes of parents or guardians.

Family members arrived at a memorial of candles, flowers, balloons, stuffed animals and photos at the trail the point where the girl was found upon learning of her identity.

Retired L.A. County Sheriff's sergeant Dan Scott said it was "extremely rare to see a child's body dumped", the LA Times reported.

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