Girl’s Body Found on Southern California Hiking Trail

HACIENDA HEIGHTS (AP) — Authorities say they’ve found the body of a child along a Los Angeles hiking trail.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department says the child, believed to be 7 to 10 years old, was found Tuesday morning by workers landscaping a trail in Hacienda Heights southeast of Los Angeles.

County Supervisor Janice Hahn says the body appears to be that of a young girl.

Authorities say it appears the child died elsewhere and was pushed off a roadway embankment onto the Skyline Trail.

There’s no immediate word on the cause of death but homicide detectives are investigating.

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