Two in Custody for Murder of Girl Found in Duffel Bag

Two in Custody for Murder of Girl Found in Duffel Bag

Authorities on Sunday identified the body of a young girl who was found at the bottom of an embankment near Los Angeles last week and said two "persons of interest" have been detained in connection with the girl's death.

The Sheriff's Department said late Sunday the coroner's office determined the girl was 9-year-old Trinity Love Jones and her death was ruled a homicide.

There were no obvious signs of trauma to the victim's body according to police.

"Investigators have detained two persons of interest in this case and they are actively continuing their investigation", the sheriff's office said in a statement.

Authorities begged the public for help in identifying her. "I just want justice".

Trinity's body was found on a trail in Hacienda Heights in on March 5 by county maintenance workers.

Retired L.A. County Sheriff's sergeant Dan Scott, who has been involved in dozens of child abuse and death investigations, told The Los Angeles Times that it's "extremely rare to see a child's body dumped".

The girl was found Tuesday morning in the area south of Hacienda Boulevard and Glenmark Drive, just below a Buddhist temple, according to police.

He also described the girl as "full of character, full of life, full of joy".

"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.

Investigators believe her body was there less than 48 hours.

Breaking: The body discovered in a bag on a hiking trail in Hacienda Heights earlier this week has been identified as 9-year-old Trinity Love Jones. Numerous children were victims of abuse or violence in their homes, and most died at the homes of parents or guardians.

No further details regarding the circumstances of the girls death, or the ongoing investigation, were available Monday, but the investigation is ongoing. Family members brought candles, flowers, balloons, stuffed animals, and photos, the report said. Her devastated father speaks out.

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