SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Sacramento County Sheriff’s deputies have released grainy surveillance video in the hopes of sparking new clues in the murder of a 13-year-old girl whose body was found more than a week ago in a Rosemont Park.

The video was captured by a camera mounted on a house about 150 yards away from Rosemont Community Park where the body of Jessica Funk-Haslam was found. Her body was discovered in the visitor’s dugout at the baseball field the next morning, March 6.

In the video, a person in dark clothing can be seen running east on Rosemont Drive toward Mayhew, from the area of the park. When the person sees cars coming, they appear to attempt to hide. Once the cars pass, the figure runs down the street and out of camera range.

Detectives do not believe the person in the video is a suspect but would like to identify the person to determine if the individual has any knowledge of the circumstances surrounding the case.

jessica funk haslam UPDATE: Video Released In Connection With Girls Murder At Park

Jessica Funk-Haslam

With this surveillance video, which was recorded between 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. on March 5, detectives have been able to narrow down the 12- to 13-hour window of when they believe Jessica was killed. They also hope it will jog the memories of motorists who were in the area at the time.

Detectives believe Jessica knew the person who took her life.

“We think she was there with, at least for some period of time, someone she knew or at least someone she was comfortable with,” said Sacramento County Sheriff’s Detective Tony Turnbull during a Thursday press conference updating the case.

Detectives say Jessica arrived at the park at about 6:30 p.m., and people at the park that day likely saw her but have been too afraid to come forward.

“Those people that walked into the park during those hours know who they are. We just want to talk to them as witnesses. They’re not suspects,” said Turnbull.

Investigators also have surveillance video from Albert Einstein Middle School that shows teens walking toward the park at the same time Jessica was there. They also want to talk to those teens.

Comments (23)
  1. gna says:

    With all hope I pray her killer is captured and the evil are forever put away

  2. marshall law says:

    I feel horrible for this family and cant imagine what they are going through. I hope they catch this guy and hold a public event where he gets ripped limb to limb braveheart style! We as society owe it to each other to make an example of anybody who commits a hanus crime on a child and let the sick individuals out there know this kind of behavior wont be rewarded with life behind bars where they can get three meals a day and a warm dry bed to sleep in. Its time for a “game changer” where the bad guys live in fear

    1. Rusty says:

      What makes you think it’s a guy? My bet is the family is involved.

  3. ............. says:

    I knew it was a Christmas light, All along!

  4. angela says:

    She was beautiful.

  5. TheUSAhasturnedtoS-It says:

    Where do I sign up to participate in the execution of this coward.

  6. Lora says:

    It looks like the person is on a skateboard or limping. Wonder if forensics can fix the fuzzyness?

    1. Lora says:

      I live in the neighborhood and have taken my grand kids there. My husband says there are wanna B gang teens there.

  7. Cal says:

    Live by the sword…die by the sword…

  8. hsj says:

    I wonder if this is also another family law court matter.


  9. anonymous says:

    I also live in the area. And this place is littered with worthless latino gang members.

    1. llanet says:

      That’s why your post is anonymous. Stop being racist. Any race is capable of committing crimes.

      1. The Truth says:

        It’s not Racist..It’s facts, So….Go fk yourself

      2. Yes says:

        “The Truth” your a class act………….

  10. Disgusted says:

    Dude, It’s just a matter of time….. turn yourself in now and you’ll probably live in prison for life. Otherwise, you’ll be in line with Shermantine. You may think the pic is fuzzy now, but with a little pixel manipulation, forensics and zooming, It’s just a matter of time.

  11. The Truth says:

    It’s people jogging ..gezz is christ people

    1. Leothelump says:

      Yeah but most people don’t jog and hide. Do you?

  12. Leothelump says:

    This information makes me wonder if there isn’t some dirty little secret going around there in that Rosemont area that some classmates know about. Just wondering.

  13. Concrete Rose says:

    That video footage was taken houses from me and the murder happened practically in my backyard. It’s scary to know that there are people out there like that. And it’s worse to know that there are absent parents out there. I am familiar with her home life and know people who know her mother. After Jessica was violated by her mom’s ex, she started to act out and wished to live with her father. She didn’t even call the police after 9, 10, 11 or 1 am and her daughter still didn’t show up. I would’ve called the police as soon as she left and I didn’t know who she was meeting. I have kids myself. We have to ask the “who, what , where and why” questions. The whole situation is sad all around! I pray that Jessica’s killer is punished and I pray for peace for those who knew her.

  14. Sunny says:

    I wonder if whoever was running was being picked up by the person in that car and thats why they ran back. Maybe they could find the car and see where it was going and if they picked up someone?

  15. Sunny says:

    And it does look like its a skateboard.

  16. Sean says:

    I agree that this person maybe on a skateboard but I dont think there is any hiding going on. The person appears to go up to someones’ house, turn around and go back the way they came. They infact have turned around and are close to being back on the footpath before the cars headlights have even passed their position. They never appear to hide, they are always standing up and moving, to hide you normaly would remain still and squat down.
    This is truly a sad story, if its a kids secret right now , it wont be long till some talks.

    1. Sean says:

      even more convinced after google earthing the video site, the skate boarder actually turns up a street for their own safety as they are skating straight towards oncoming car, they then pause after turning around and before getting back on Rosemont because they wait and see which way the next car is going.

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