According to Anderson, Azalya’s body was taken to the Sacramento County Coroner's Office.
"They (coroner's office) called us and told us it would be two to three weeks, (and) we didn't (sic) not need to contact them -- that they would contact us," Anderson told KCRA.
Anderson later learned that Azalya’s body was released to her biological father, the television station reported.
“Nobody called to say they released her body, they’re looking for you or none of that,” Anderson said.
The father's family declined comment, KCRA reported.
The Sacramento County Coroner’s Office would not specifically address Azalya’s case, but a spokeswoman explained the process behind releasing a body to a parent.
“If there is a child that is deceased, the coroner’s office reaches out to both biological parents,” Kimberly Nava told KCRA. “Both biological parents have equal rights as pursuant to the law.
“If one parent is responsive and makes funeral arrangements and the other parent is nonresponsive, the coroner’s office works with the responsive parent,” Nava said.
A vigil was held for Azalya on Sept. 29, KTXL reported.
Anderson said the whole process “isn’t OK.”
"I'm hurt. I'm really hurt. I don't even know how to explain it," Anderson told KCRA. "I don't even know how I feel. I don't even have my daughter's ashes."
Sacramento County deputies said the shooting is being treated as an unsolved case.