Despite ‘Thousands of Tips,’ Sheriff’s Detectives Still Seeking Identity of Girl Found Dead Along Hacienda Heights Trail

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The Los Angeles County coroner’s office took a step Friday toward unraveling the mystery surrounding a dead girl when it completed an autopsy of the child, whose bent body was stuffed into a duffel bag and dumped on an equestrian trail.

Images showing a sketch of a girl found dead in Hacienda Heights, the clothing she was wearing at the time and a duffle bag she was found in are shown in images released by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department on March 6, 2019.

Images showing a sketch of a girl found dead in Hacienda Heights, the clothing she was wearing at the time and a duffle bag she was found in are shown in images released by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department on March 6, 2019.

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Capt. Kent Wegener, who oversees the homicide bureau, said his investigators are searching for the girl’s identity, and more detectives are being assigned to assist in the investigation given the volume of information related to the child’s body, which was found on a Hacienda Heights trail Tuesday morning.

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

Detectives at this stage aren’t making public how the girl died and they expect to get more information from the autopsy and tests on the child’s body in the next couple of days, he said.

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