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Unidentified young girl found dead in duffel bag near equestrian trail; officials ask for help



Authorities are asking for the public's help as they investigate the death of a young girl whose body is found in a duffel bag near a Los Angeles equestrian trail, officials said.

The unidentified girl is believed to be between 8 and 13-years-old, according to a statement from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

Hacienda Heights Tuesday morning by county workers, Lt. Scott Hoglund told reporters Wednesday.

 PHOTO: Authorities are asking for the public help as they investigate the death of a little girl whose body is near a Los Angeles equestrian trail. LA County Sheriff's Office
Authorities are asking for the public's help as
 PHOTO: Authorities are asking for the help of a little girl whose body is near a Los Angeles equestrian trail LA County Sheriff's Office
Authorities are asking for the public's help as they investigate the death of a little girl whose body was found near a Los Angeles equestrian trail.

There were no signs of trauma, Hoglund said, adding that it is ruled as a suspicious death.

The cause of death will be determined at autopsy, Hoglund said.

 PHOTO: To unidentified little girl found dead in Los Angeles, March 5, 2019. KABC
To unidentified little girl found dead in Los Angeles, March 5, 2019.

Authorities have not determined if she was dead before being placed in the bag, Hoglund said.

A motive is unknown, Hoglund said.

 PHOTO: An unidentified little girl found dead in Los Angeles, March 5, 2019. KABC
An unidentified little girl found dead in Los Angeles, March 5, 2019.

Authorities described the girl as African American and thin, standing at 4 feet 5 inches tall and weighing 55 pounds. She was not wearing shoes.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500.


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