9-Year-Old Found Dead in Duffel Bag

9-Year-Old Found Dead in Duffel Bag

Investigators have identified a girl found dead in a duffel bag along a suburban Los Angeles equestrian trail, and two people have been detained in connection with the case. Although it is unknown if the arrest is related, Trinity's mother's boyfriend, Emiel Hunt according to court records, was arrested on an unidentified felony charge early Saturday morning. The county coroner's office has ruled Jones' death a homicide but hasn't listed the cause of death yet.

Authorities are seeking help from anyone who saw anything suspicious on Hacienda Boulevard - including a vehicle pulled over to the side - during that time frame or recognizes the composite sketch of the girl or the clothing she was wearing.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department confirmed the child's identity Sunday as Trinity Love Jones of Los Angeles County.

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Mr Jones added that the girl was 'Just the best.

Detectives haven't made public how the girl died, and they expect to get more information from an autopsy and tests on the child's body in the next couple of days, he said.

"I just want answers", Antonio Jones said, KTLA reported.


Investigators are believed to be waiting for forensic evidence from the duffel bag, including any DNA from there and the child's clothes.

Investigators do not know if the girl was alive or dead when she was placed inside the bag, Hoglund said.

Family and community members gathered at a makeshift memorial on Sunday near the trail where Trinity was found.


Family members identified a little girl Sunday whose body was discovered in a duffel bag at the bottom of an embankment in Hacienda Heights last week. "I just want justice". A few hours later, Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputies revealed with horror what they'd found inside: A child's body. He learned of her death through a phone call.

Dan Scott, a retired L.A. County Sheriff's sergeant who was involved in dozens of child abuse and death investigations, told the Times that the circumstances of this case are particularly unusual and that it's "extremely rare to see a child's body dumped".


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