At the scene, officers located the child, identified as Mia Gonzalez, unresponsive inside a vehicle.
Officers also found the child’s mother, 38-year-old Maria Avalos, inside the vehicle.
An autopsy completed on the victim ruled the child’s death a homicide.
According to the autopsy report, the girl's cause of death was from the “combined effects of strangulation and sharp force.”
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Officials said the case will be presented to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office for review on Jan. 30.
The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact LASD’s Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500.
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