Reporting Laura Cole
FAIRFIELD (CBS13) – A Suisun City teen girl’s body was found at a Fairfield park Friday morning and police launched a homicide investigation.
The naked body of the 13-year-old foster girl was found lying in the parking lot between trees at Fairfield’s biggest park, Allan Witt Park on West Texas and 5th streets. Her name hasn’t been released pending notification of family.
“We had an officer on a routine security check. Around 6:45 this morning he was flagged down by somebody inside the park about a body that was in the parking lot,” Fairfield police Sgt. Rob Lenke said.
Police say the girl was not stabbed or shot, which is why they have spent most of the day looking for clues.
“At this point we don’t know what is evidence, what isn’t evidence or have any cause of death at this point,” Lenke said.
However, after hearing that a girl’s body had been found, one man came back to the park to tell police what he saw.
Jack Davey said he saw a man standing outside of his car in the park with the headlights on at about 5 a.m.. “It just struck me as odd,” he said. “It keeps eating at you and you know something is happening here. I just felt it might help something.”
Those who work across the street from Allan Witt Park say it’s hard to believe such a thing happened just a few feet away.
“It’s devastating, especially because it may be somebody my child knows,” said Rich Holzwarth- father of teenage girls.
John Paul Gibson had two classes at Green Valley Middle School with the 13-year-old.
“When I go to class, I see her and I give her a hug everyday,” friend Gibson.
Detectives say the girl’s foster family reported her missing Thursday night when she didn’t return home from school. Gibson says he noticed she wasn’t in class Friday.
“It’s hard, because I don’t know why they would do this to a nice person,” said Gibson.
Security tapes from nearby business may be able to help police determine what happened, but owners of those shops told CBS13 that their cameras may not be able to pick up cars going in and out of the park.