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By Andrew Blankstein and David K. Li
The mother of a 9-year-old girl, whose corpse was found in a duffle bag near Los Angeles, was arrested in Texas and sent back to Southern California, officials said.
Taquesta Graham, 28, was at the Sheriff & # 39; s station in Los Angeles in Norwalk on Friday and was released without bail for an unrelated parole violation, according to prison records.
A criminal case in which Graham is mentioned as a suspect in the death of her daughter, Trinity Love Jones, is being prepared by sheriff investigators for prosecutors in Los Angeles County, officials said.
"Murder Investigators continue to review community tips and follow up on additional evidence obtained during the investigation," said an L.A. County Sheriff statement.
"The naming of the Taquesta Graham criminal case is being prepared for later being offered to the public prosecutor."
Graham & # 39; s friend, Emiel Lamar Hunt, 38, has already been booked on suspicion of murder and is now being held instead of a $ 2 million bail in a downtown Los Angeles prison, said Sheriff's delegates.
The little girl's body was found on March 5 in a black bag on an equestrian trail in Hacienda Heights, about 20 miles east of downtown Los Angeles.
Trinity's death was ruled as murder, but the authorities did not say exactly how the girl was killed.