Sacramento police are reporting that the 13 year old girl killed last week went to the park to meet someone. The teen, Jessica Funk-Haslam, was hit on the head, stabbed in the neck, and strangled. The police believe the girl arrived at the park about 6:30pm and spent a couple of hours with someone she knew and was killed between 8 – 9pm. Authorities are also reporting that people heard screams in the park before Jessica’s death.
The murder occurred in Rosemont Park near the baseball dugout. It is reported that Jessica went to the park after she had an argument with her mother that Monday night. She took at least two different light rail trains and a bus before arriving at the park.
The Sacramento County Sheriff’s office also released a clip from video surveillance of the park. Between 50 and 100 students have been interviewed at nearby Albert Einstein where Jessica attended school.