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13-year-old girl found dead in Sacramento was stabbed, hit on head

March 9, 2012 |  7:43 am

 A 13-year-old girl found dead in a Sacramento baseball field this week was stabbed, asphyxiated and was struck on the head, according to a report from the coroner.

Jessica Funk-Haslam died from a combination of blunt force head trauma, asphyxia and a stab wound to the neck, according to the autopsy results from the Sacramento County coroner's office.

The girl was found dead in the dugout of a baseball field at Rosemont Park on Tuesday morning.

At a community vigil Wednesday night, the girl's mother said she last saw her daughter Monday night after an argument.

"She was wanting to go out see somebody. She wouldn't tell me who. And yes, I got mad because I said it was getting dark," said Tara Funk-Haslam.

Investigators are still asking for the public's help in identifying where the 13-year-old went after she left her house Monday night. Sacramento sheriff's detectives are also interviewing friends, schoolmates and family members to develop a profile of the victim.


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-- Sam Cohen and Lonnie Wong, Fox 40 Sacramento