WINTERHAVEN — Visitors on a nature walk Saturday made a grisly discovery when a woman kicked what appeared to be a Styrofoam box and human bones spilled from it.
The bones are thought to be those of Angel Hart, 5, of Kansas City, Mo., murdered in 1993, Imperial County Sheriff's Office officials said this morning. Angel's mother's then-boyfriend, whose name was not available from authorities this morning, has been convicted of the murder.
As part of a plea agreement, the man agreed to show authorities where he had dumped the girl's body. Although an extensive search was conducted of the general area, the girl's body wasn't found until Saturday afternoon.
Sheriff's Sgt. Sharon Stogner said two San Diego residents and their adult daughter were walking near Araz Road about half a mile west of Quick Road about 3:20 p.m. when the San Diego woman saw what she thought was a Styrofoam box and kicked it.