A 9-year-old girl was killed by an intruder during a home invasion in California on Saturday.
A manhunt is currently underway in Valley Springs for the man responsible for the murder. The Calaveras County Sheriff’s office explained that the suspect is considered to be armed and dangerous. Residents are urged to stay inside and lock their doors.
“We’re doing a house to house search and in some cases we’re searching extensively into attics and storage sheds. It’s a difficult area to search. It’s rural, it’s remote,” a spokesperson for the Sheriff’s office explained.
While officers explained that an investigation is currently underway, details about the 9-year-old who was killed by the intruder have yet to be released to the public.
The stabbing occurred around noon on Saturday in a rural community in Northern California. The little girl’s 12-year-old brother reportedly encountered the intruder inside their home. The suspect then fled the scene.
When the boy checked on his sister, he discovered that she had been stabbed. Although the little girl was taken to an area hospital for treatment, so later died from her injuries.
The victim’s brother described the intruder as a six-foot white or Latino man with long grey hair. He was wearing blue pants and a black long-sleeve shirt at the time the stabbing occurred.
Authorities launched a manhunt for the intruder on Saturday. However, police said the area provided plenty of places for the suspect to hide. The search continued through Saturday evening and into Sunday morning. More information is expected to be released shortly.
“That’s just terrible, what can I say about it it’s a tragedy,” one neighbor explained.
Many residents have started posting information about suspicious activity to social media. Some people claimed to have seen a prowler in the area. However, the Sheriff’s office has yet to confirm or deny any of these reports.
Information about the 9-year-old girl who was killed by an intruder in Northern California or her family has not been released as of this writing.
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