9-Year-Old Trinity Love Jones Identified as Child Found in Suitcase

Two in Custody for Murder of Girl Found in Duffel Bag

Body of girl, 9, found near Los Angeles hiking trail ID’d, 2 ‘persons of interest’ detained

Los Angeles police say the 9-year-old found dead on a hiking trail last month is Trinity Love Jones.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said in a statement that investigators have detained two "persons of interest" in the case and are actively continuing to investigate what may have happened to the young girl. The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department confirmed on March 10, that the remains had been identified and that two people had been detained.

"We have had thousands of tips come in from across the country", Wegener said.

Her head and upper body had been protruding from the partially zipped roll-away black duffel bag. Camera footage is also being sought from nearby shopping areas. Police had described her as African-American and thin, standing 4 feet 5 inches tall and weighing about 55 pounds.

Jones said Trinity was his youngest daughter.

A man who identified himself as the girl's father told KTLA-TV that he was in shock.

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"It's insane, I [have] been asking her and this dude to let me see my daughter", said Anthony Jones, the father of Trinity.

"I just felt overwhelmed".

Mr Jones added that the girl was 'Just the best. "Full of character, full of life, full of joy". 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. And days later, Skylar Mannie was reportedly found and reunited with her family on Saturday, March 9.

"This has really hit home", she said. Upon first examination of the body, there were no obvious signs of trauma, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. Numerous children were victims of abuse or violence in their homes, and most died at the homes of parents or guardians.

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".

Jones said he's having a hard time explaining what he's feeling in words. LASD said it will release more information on Jones' death at a news conference later this week. Her devastated father speaks out.

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