CLARK COUNTY, Nev. — The Clark County Coroner identified a 3-year-old girl whose body was found inside a duffle bag at an east Las Vegas apartment, CNN affiliate KVVU reports.
Dejah Hunt died of blunt force trauma, according to the coroner. Her death was ruled as a homicide.
Hunt’s mother Aisha Thomas, 29, was arrested on Aug. 24, the day after the child was found, and has been charged with murder.
Thomas told Las Vegas Metropolitan Police that she had been walking to an Albertson’s near East Lake Mead and Hollywood boulevards at around 9 p.m. with her other children, including Hunt, who was reportedly abducted while she was on the phone.
Detectives with Metro searched Thomas’s apartment and found nothing at first. After conducting another search, they found a heavy duffle bag inside the master bedroom’s closet that was emitting a mildew smell.
When detectives opened the duffle bag, they found Hunt’s body inside garbage bags.
Thomas’s other children have been placed in protective custody.
A GoFundMe page was created by Hunt’s grandmother to help pay for funeral expenses. Anyone who wishes to donate can do so here.