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California Police Identify Dead Girl’s Body Found In Duffel Bag

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Neetu Chandak Education and Politics Reporter

California police identified a dead girl’s body found in a duffel bag along a trail Sunday.

Pictured is 9-year-old Trinity Jones. Courtesy of LASD

Pictured is 9-year-old Trinity Jones. Courtesy of LASD

Investigators discovered Trinity Love Jones, 9, dead at the bottom of an embankment in unincorporated Hacienda Heights, California, Tuesday. Two persons of interest were detained, according to a Sunday statement from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD).

“Although the Coroner’s Office determined the death to be a homicide, the cause of death is being withheld,” LASD’s statement reported.

Investigators said Jones’s 55-pound body was in the bottom of an embankment for less than two days before she was found by police, the Los Angeles Times reported. More detectives are being assigned to the case.

“We have had thousands of tips come in from across the country,” LASD Capt. Kent Wegener said, according to the LA Times. (RELATED: Man Accused Of Punching Conservative At UC Berkeley Pleads Not Guilty)

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.

Antonio Jones claimed Trinity Jones as his youngest daughter and found out about her death over a phone call, according to KTLA.

“I just want answers,” Antonio Jones said, KTLA reported. “I just want justice.”

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