A young girl's body was found dumped inside what appeared to be a suitcase along a hiking trail in Hacienda Heights Tuesday morning, a law enforcement source told KTLA
Gardeners discovered the girl's body about 10:35 a.m. south of Hacienda Boulevard and Glenmark Drive, officials said.
The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. An official at the scene said the girl was black and possibly 7 to 10 years old.
It is unclear how long the body had been there.
The circumstances behind the death are under investigation, officials said in a news release. No arrests have been made.
Aerial video from Sky5 showed a white tarp set up in a wooded area, with several police vehicles around.
The body was found near the Hsi Lai Buddhist Temple, aerial video showed.
A young girl's body was found dumped along a hiking trail in Hacienda Heights Tuesday morning, officials said. Los Angeles County workers who were gardening in the area discovered the victim's body about 10 a.m. south of Hacienda Boulevard and Glenmark Drive, Los Angeles County sheriff's...