Hunt, who is reportedly the boyfriend of Trinity's mother, was arrested on Saturday after police found him sleeping in his auto in a parking lot near the San Diego airport, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said.
The highest priority for the Department of Children and Family Services is the safety and wellbeing of the children in Los Angeles County. "We continue to collaborate toward our shared vision of ensuring every child is able to grow up in a safe and loving home".
Police said Trinity's head and upper body were protruding from the partially zipped roll-away black duffel bag.
"I felt like a monster, like I wanted to do to him what he did to her, or what is alleged he did to her", she told reporters outside the courthouse.After the hearing, Mr Jones said he wanted to grieve and focus on how loved his daughter was. Investigators believe Trinity was killed on or around March 1 but have not revealed the cause of her death.
'Full of character, full of life, full of joy.
County workers clearing some brush in the area uncovered the youngster's remains. "We need justice. We need to figure it out".
Trinity Love Jones, 9, was identified Sunday as the victim after her body was found on a trail in Hacienda Heights on March 5 by county maintenance workers. "I've directed the investigators to spare no effort to find out what happened".
Investigators are asking the public to report anything suspicious they may have seen on or near Hacienda Boulevard - including a vehicle pulled over to the side - prior to when the child's body was discovered.
A day after the gruesome discovery, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department released a sketch that showed a young girl wearing a pink shirt that read "Future Princess Hero" and trousers with a panda print.
Hunt is reportedly the boyfriend of Trinity's mother and was recently a Los Angeles resident.