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Police canvass schools, neighborhood for clues in girl's death

March 12, 2012 |  7:48 am


Police spent the weekend searching for the killer of a 13-year-old girl found dead at a Sacramento park last week.

Detectives continued working their way through the neighborhood asking if people had seen anything after 30 detectives questioned students at a middle school and high school in the area of Rosemont Park.

Jessica Funk-Haslam was found in the dugout of a baseball field at the park on Tuesday morning. A coroner's report concluded she had been stabbed, strangled and struck on the head.

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 County 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

Photo: Jessica Funk-Haslam. Credit: Fox 40