HACIENDA HEIGHTS, Calif. (KABC) -- Authorities are investigating the death of a child whose body was dumped on a hiking trail in Hacienda Heights. The child was estimated to be about 7 to 10 years old.(Please add to title) The body was found Tuesday morning on a hiking trail south of Hacienda Boulevard and Glenmark Drive in Hacienda Heights. It appeared the child had been pushed off the edge of the roadway down an embankment onto an equestrian trail within 24 hours of the discovery by passers-by. Officials say the victim was pronounced dead at the scene. Initial reports from police were that the body found on the trail was female, but investigators later said they would wait for the coroner's office to determine the child's gender, as well as identity and cause of death. Anyone with information is asked to call the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500. Anonymous information can be provided through Crime Stoppers at (800)222-TIPS. Child's body found on hiking trail in Hacienda Heights National Center For Missing and Endangered ***Child’s Body Found Dumped on Hiking Trail in Hacienda Heights in Los Angeles County -Body of Child Found on Hacienda Heights Hiking Trail A young child's body was found dumped along a hiking trail in Hacienda Heights Tuesday morning, officials said. Los Angeles County workers who were gardening in the area discovered the victim's body about 10 a.m. south of Hacienda Boulevard and Glenmark Drive, officials said. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. The child was described as being black and possibly 7 to 10 years old. A law enforcement source had initially told KTLA that the victim was a girl, but authorities are waiting to identify the gender of the victim, Lt. Scott Hogland said. The source also told KTLA that the body was found inside what appeared to be a suitcase, but Hogland said luggage was found "in the close proximity" to the body, and he could not say whether the victim was found inside that piece of luggage. The lieutenant said the body had apparently been "dumped" or "pushed off the edge of roadway down the embankment" and onto an equestrian trail in the area. Investigators believe the body had been left "over 24 hours ago," authorities said in a news alert. It is unclear if the victim's body showed any signs of trauma or how the victim died. "We are investigating this as a homicide scene, but, again, we don't have a lot of details regarding the victim," Hogland said. He added that investigators are looking for anyone who may have information about a missing child in that age range. The circumstances behind the death are under investigation. No arrests have been made. Aerial video from Sky5 showed a white tarp set up in a wooded area, with several police vehicles around. The body was found near the Hsi Lai Buddhist Temple, aerial video showed. Hacienda Boulevard was closed between Richview and Skyline drives during the investigation. L.A. County Supervisor Janice Hahn released a statement following the discovery of the child's body on Tuesday afternoon, calling the incident a tragedy. "I trust (the Sheriff's Department) will identify this young victim and find whoever is responsible for this child’s death," Hahn said in the statement. Anyone with information about the incident or the victim can call the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's homicide bureau at 323- 890-5500.