Future Princess Hero black girl found dead in suitcase. California authorities seek to identify young girl found discarded by popular Los Angeles hiking trail.
Homicide detectives from the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department released a sketch of the girl at a press conference Wednesday –describing the Jane unidentified girl as between the ages of 8 and 13, about 4 feet 5 inches tall, 55 pounds and with black skin.
‘Jane Doe’ was discovered near an equestrian trail in the Hacienda Heights area at 10 a.m. local time Tuesday in a roll-away black duffel bag, LA County Sheriff’s Lt. Scott Hoglund told reporters at the press conference, where he also showed a picture of the luggage. Her head and upper body were sticking out of the partially zipped luggage, Hoglund said.
The girl, wearing the pink, long-sleeve shirt and pants with a panda print, was described as ‘small in nature’.
Although the death is suspicious, Hoglund told reporters that investigators did not observe any obvious signs of trauma. Authorities are now waiting for an autopsy report to determine the cause and manner of her death.
‘At this point, we don’t have any leads. We don’t have any idea of who this child is,’ Hoglund said, calling the case ‘horrible‘ and ‘tragic.’
He believes the child was left in the area Sunday and has asked anyone with information to call the sheriff’s Homicide Bureau. Not immediately understood is who may have placed the deceased girl in the suitcase and how she came to be abandoned close to the popular hiking trail.