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Police canvass area where girl was found dead

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From page A3 | February 04, 2013 | 8 Comments

FAIRFIELD — Fairfield police investigators were on the streets early Sunday canvassing the neighborhood near the park where a 13-year-old girl was found dead, a police spokesman said.

Officers were interviewing neighbors as they tried to track down leads in the search for the girl’s killer, while investigators were asking for the public’s help with any information that would help them determine the whereabouts of the girl after she disappeared Thursday and was found dead Friday, said Officer Cleo Mayoral, a department spokesman,

“If anybody knew anything, or saw anything, we are asking them to give us a call,” Mayoral told The Associated Press.

A passerby discovered the girl’s naked body a little before 7 a.m. Friday in the city’s Allan Witt Park and flagged down a police officer who was driving by, Mayoral said.

An autopsy was performed, but police did not release the girl’s name or her cause of death. Mayoral said there were no obvious signs of trauma to the girl when she was found.

The girl was reported missing around 5:45 p.m. Thursday by her guardian at a foster home in nearby Suisun City. That city’s police Cmdr. Tim Mattos told the Daily Republic that the guardian last saw her board a school bus. He said she was in class all day and was expected home around 4 p.m.

He called the discovery of the dead child “a shock to our system.”

Sacramento television station CBS13 reported the girl attended Green Valley Middle School, which is about eight miles from the park.

School Principal Gregg Hubbs declined to comment on the girl’s death.

This version corrects the spelling of Allan Witt Park.

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  • raquelFebruary 04, 2013 - 3:29 am

    i hope this person gets caught and justice is served. i dont understand wat people get out of things like this! this is sad! my condolences to the familya nd friends of this little girl!

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  • Rich GiddensFebruary 04, 2013 - 9:39 am

    The fact that the cops are canvassing to dig up leads means the case is now cold. It means there is no video and it begs the question--why not? How many murder cases have now gone cold in Fairfield and Suisun? I show a lot--even the one where the Daily Republic's Newspaper deliveryman was murdered in Suisun. Meanwhile, your bumbling stumbling fumbling collosal giant government of over-taxation and failed missions tells you ''firearms bad!" and ''we need more tax money!''---despite the fact you just stupidly rewarded them with Measure P--a huge tax hike justified by their lies and incompetence. And then there's the County Leadership--Every year they take Colon Powell's wife's specious ''One of America's best communities to raise a child'' award and issue a shamanistic proclamation celebrating same.

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  • sofiaFebruary 04, 2013 - 11:30 am

    my deepest condolence to the girls family, justice exit and the guy or the guys will pay for what he did to the little girl one way or another.

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  • TweetsFebruary 04, 2013 - 6:29 pm

    Very sad to drive by Allen Witt Park knowing what this girl must of gone through. I hope the police finds who did this, and I hope I'm on the jury. Parents talk to your kids, so this will never happen again.

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  • J.G. RellimFebruary 04, 2013 - 7:36 pm

    It appears that this tragedy is the same old story: Another innocent child who, most likely because of irresponsible parents (indicated by the words "...her guardian at a foster home...") was allowed to roam unsupervised in what used to be a nice place for children to play and paid the ultimate price at the hands of humanity's most evil. A half century ago, California was the envy of not only the country, but of much of the world. Now, California is the laughing stock of the nation, although there's nothing about which to laugh in this situation. Since that societal cancer more commonly known as liberalism has metastasized in California, the cultural and moral decay continues unchecked and our children continue to pay the price. Crime is on the rise because the local police departments, for whom excuses are an acceptable substitute for results, do little more than the bidding for a District Attorney's office, for whom failure remains a viable option, that wastes money and resources prosecuting citizens falsely accused of victimizing minorities. He continues to pursue these charges even when presented with irrefutable (video) evidence that no such crime ever took place. He has no other objective than to curry favor with every professional racist and civil rights "activist" that comes down the pike to ensure his survival in a political system in which political correctness and social engineering are the order of the day. And our precious children pay the price. I'm so glad I defected from the People's Republic of California years ago and moved back to the United States.

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  • J.G. RellimFebruary 04, 2013 - 7:38 pm

    It appears that this tragedy is the same old story: Another innocent child who, most likely because of irresponsible parents (indicated by the words "...her guardian at a foster home...") was allowed to roam unsupervised in what used to be a safe place for children to play and paid the ultimate price at the hands of humanity's most evil. A half century ago, California was the envy of not only the country, but of much of the world. Now, California is the laughing stock of the nation, although there's nothing about which to laugh in this situation. Since that societal cancer more commonly known as liberalism has metastasized in California, the cultural and moral decay continues unchecked and our children continue to pay the price. Crime is on the rise because the local police departments, for whom excuses are an acceptable substitute for results, do little more than the bidding for a District Attorney's office, for whom failure remains a viable option, that wastes money and resources prosecuting citizens falsely accused of victimizing minorities. He continues to pursue these charges even when presented with irrefutable (video) evidence that no such crime ever took place. He has no other objective than to curry favor with every professional racist and civil rights "activist" that comes down the pike to ensure his survival in a political system in which political correctness and social engineering are the order of the day. And our precious children pay the price. I'm so glad I defected from the People's Republic of California years ago and moved back to the United States.

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  • We need Chief Rainey back!February 04, 2013 - 8:34 pm

    He had Matt Garcia's killers locked up in nothing flat. Since Chief Rainey left we've become the cold case capital of California.

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