The body of a girl found in a duffel bag on a horse riding trail has been identified as 9-year-old Trinity Love Jones.
The gruesome discovery was made by county workers on the trail in Hacienda Heights, Los Angeles County last Tuesday.
The death was ruled as a homicide, but the cause of death was being withheld, according to the LASD.
The body of the girl was found partially inside a duffel bag and she was wearing what appear to be pajamas, with her top holding the message ‘future princess hero.’
The body of a girl found in a duffel bag has been identified as 9-year-old Trinity Love Jones
Two people have since been detained as persons of interest in the case, according to authorities.
Police would not comment on whether there were any items found in the bag along with the body.
A man identifying as the child’s father initially confirmed that it was the body of Trinity Love, a claim since backed up by The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
Police would not comment on whether there were any items found in the bag along with the body
Relatives of the 9-year-old gathered at the site for a candle lit vigil yesterday.
Sources at the scene said they are due to hold a press conference with LASD tomorrow.
On Sunday, the man who identified as Trinity’s father, Antonio Jones said he has just found out the news about his daughter earlier that day.
This sketch provided by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department shows a young girl whose body was found along the Southern California hiking trail
Mr Jones added that the girl was ‘Just the best. Full of character, full of life, full of joy.’
‘Words can’t explain what I’m feeling right now,’ he said. ‘I just want answers. I just want justice,’ he said.
The scene is covered in colorful memorials and a picture of the youngster was added by family members yesterday.