She was 9-year-old Trinity Love Jones, the Sheriff's Department of Los Angeles County said in a statement describing her as a resident of Los Angeles County.
"Although the Coroner's Office found death to be a murder, the cause of death is being held back," the sheriff's statement said. "Investigators have arrested two interested individuals in this case and are actively pursuing their investigations."
Antonio Jones told the news channel that Trinity was his youngest daughter and was "full of character, full of life, full of joy."
The girl was found Tuesday morning in the area south of Hacienda Boulevard and Glenmark Drive, just below a Buddhist temple, police say.
Her head and upper body
Hoglund said the authorities believed that the girl had been left late in a light brush on the night of March 3, but she did not know if she was dead or alive.