Police search for killer who stabbed 8 year old girl

12:16 PM, Apr 29, 2013   |    comments
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VALLEY SPRINGS, California (KCRA) - California authorities continue to search for a man they say killed an 8-year-old girl in her Valley Springs home.

Investigators did take fingerprints and what they believe to be DNA evidence from the crime scene, they said at a Sunday evening news conference.

One day earlier, police said a 12-year-old boy encountered an intruder in his home, and the man ran away.

The boy went to check on his sister and found she had been stabbed.

The Calaveras County coroner said Leila Fowler suffered several stab wounds. She was later pronounced dead at a hospital.

Several law enforcement agencies are searching the area for a man described as being white or Hispanic with longer gray hair. He is 6 feet tall, with a muscular build and was last seen wearing a black long-sleeved shirt and blue pants.

Police said the man is considered armed and dangerous.


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