A community came together to say goodbye to Trinity Love Jones, a little girl many of them never knew, but whose tragic death touched their hearts.
Trinity's body was found partially protruding from a duffel bag by county workers who were cleaning a California trail on March 5. Police said at the time that her remains had been found within 48 hours of being left there.
A mass call to the public was put out to help identify Trinity, who was found wearing panda print pants and a pink shirt. She was eventually identified and her mother, Taquesta Graham, and her mother's boyfriend Emiel Hunt have both been charged in the little girl's death.
Hundreds of mourners gathered Monday at St. John Vianney Catholic Church in Hacienda Heights, near where Trinity's body was discovered, to pay tribute to the little girl.
"When I heard first heard about the story the first thing that came to mind was, 'Lord I would have taken that child in,'" said funeral attendee Priscilla Tucker.
Trinity's father, Antonio Jones, and his family were also in attendance. The girl's grandmother, Diana Wilson, was photographed sobbing over her pink casket, which was draped with roses and a pair of salmon-colored slippers.
"Say a prayer for us please, because we all need prayer right now with the situation we're going through," said a relative.
Graham and Hunt have not yet entered pleas.