9-year-old Los Angeles area girl found in duffel bag ID'd

Two in Custody for Murder of Girl Found in Duffel Bag

- The Los Angeles County Medical Examiner identified the body of a girl found dead last week on a Hacienda Heights hiking trail as 9-year-old Trinity Love Jones.

Two persons of interest were detained, according to a Sunday statement from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department (LASD).

The girl's body was found on March 5 around 10 a.m.by workers with Los Angeles County Parks and Recreation.

Police had previously called on the public for help in identifying her and released a sketch that featured her in the pink shirt and blue trousers she was wearing when her body was found.

Authorities said there were no obvious signs of trauma, but her death was ruled suspicious.

Antonio Jones, who said he's Trinity's father, described her as "fun, loving, big heart, bubbly". "I just want justice".

"Little girl could've been whatever she wanted to be in life", he said.

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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.

Investigators believe the child's remains were left at that location within 24 hours of being found and that the child died roughly 48 hours before her body was discovered.

Several sources said investigators are seeking forensic evidence including any DNA from the duffel bag and the child's clothes that could identify who dumped the body.

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 that tips were streaming in about the case.

The girl stuffed into the bag was between 7 and 10 years old, police said, and she was wearing a pink T-shirt emblazoned with the words "Future Princess Hero".

No further details regarding the circumstances of the girls death, or the ongoing investigation, were available Sunday. Anyone with information about Jones's death is urged to call the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500.

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