She was 9-year-old Trinity Love Jones, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said in a statement that described her as a Los Angeles County resident.
“Although the Coroner’s Office determined the death to be a homicide, the cause of death is being withheld,” the sheriff’s department statement said. “Investigators have detained two persons of interest in this case and they are actively continuing their investigation.”
After learning her identity, relatives arrived at a memorial to the girl — established where her body had been found in Hacienda Heights, CNN affiliate KTLA reported.
Antonio Jones told the news station that Trinity was his youngest daughter and had been “full of character, full of life, full of joy.”
“Words can’t explain what I’m feeling right now,” he said, according to KTLA. “I just want answers. I just want justice.”