Minor Accused in Teen's Death Appears in Court

A minor accused of being an accessory in the murder of a San Diego teenager appeared for a detention hearing Wednesday.

San Diego Police have not confirmed the identity of who was in court today but NBC 7 has learned investigators believe the juvenile is connected to the killing of Anna Hernandez.

Anna Hernandez, 14, was found dead on Nov. 18, her body wrapped in a blanket and dumped in a ravine in Grant Hill.

The area where the body was found by police is located behind the home of a 12-year-old girl who police describe as a runaway.

Hernandez was last seen with the 12-year-old girl on November 13.

Last Friday, the 12-year-old girl's grandfather returned her to the U.S. from Mexico.

That same day, police issued a news release stating that a minor had been booked into juvenile hall in connection to Hernandez's death. But police have not told us the identity of the juvenile.

Meantime, SDPD officers are looking for 16-year old Janneth Mendoza, who, police also describe as a runaway. They say Janneth was one of the last people to be seen with Hernandez.

They're also continuing to search for 19-year-old Daniel Flores, who is wanted in the killing of Hernandez. Flores has been sought by police since March, when he failed to show up to court on a petty theft charge.

Juvenile court proceedings are confidential. But NBC 7 petitioned the court to be present, but the request was denied.

A prosecutor said false or inaccurate information had been released by the media, but would not specify which information.

NBC 7 did not immediately know the outcome of the hearing.

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