Memorial service held Monday for 9-year-old girl found in duffel bag
LOS ANGELES (FOX 11) - A memorial service was planned Monday to remember the life of a 9-year-old girl whose body was found on a Los Angeles area hiking trail.
The body of Trinity Love Jones was found March 5 stuffed into a duffel bag and dumped near a trail in Hacienda Heights.
She had been wearing pants with a panda pattern and a pink shirt that said, "Future Princess Hero" with the word "princess" crossed out, authorities said.
Her mother, 28-year-old Taquesta Graham, has been charged with murder in the child's death. Graham's boyfriend, Emiel Lamar, is also charged with murder in the case.
Monday's service will be open to the public, with Trinity's father requesting attendees to wear bright, cheerful colors to celebrate her life.
The memorial service will begin at 12 p.m. at St. John Vianney Catholic Church, located at 1345 Turnbull Canyon Road in Hacienda Heights. A burial will follow at Queen of Heaven Cemetery in Rowland Heights.
There is also a gathering planned after the services at 3 p.m. at the Hacienda Heights Community Center located at 1234 Valencia Avenue.