Girl's body found inside duffle bag on California trail
Authorities in California are seeking the public's help in identifying a child who was found dead in a duffle bag near an equestrian trail on Tuesday.
County Parks and Recreation workers discovered the girl's remains while clearing brush and performing maintenance on the Skyline Trail in Hacienda Heights, Calif., around 10 a.m., according to KNBC.
The child, who police describe as African American, is believed to have been between 8 and 13 years old, stood at 4 foot 5 inches tall and weighed approximately 55 pounds. She was wearing a pink long-sleeved shirt that read, "Future
Princess Hero," and panda print pants when she was found.
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The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said the victim was discovered partially stuffed inside a black rollaway duffle bag with her upper body protruding from the luggage. She had no obvious signs of trauma on her body.
An autopsy will be performed by the county's medical examiner to determine the girl's cause of death.
Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said "investigators will spare no efforts to find out what happened" to the girl.
Those who recognize the victim or have any information surrounding the case are encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500 or Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS.