Cops seek intruder who fatally stabbed 8-year-old girl

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(LA TIMES) —  As police searched for the intruder who authorities believe fatally stabbed an 8-year-old girl in her Calaveras County home, the rural community where she lived was left stunned.

Leila Fowler was found in her Valley Springs home Saturday afternoon and pronounced dead at a hospital. Her 12-year-old brother had called for help, saying he’d encountered a male intruder in the house. (The girl, a third-grader, was previously said to be 9 years old.)

Multiple law enforcement agencies are still searching for a suspect described as a white or Latino man, about 6 feet tall with a muscular build, last seen wearing a black long-sleeved shirt and blue pants.

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85 comments

  • latoya

    i'm not trying to start anything really i'm not but this sounds kind of fishy to me. why did he just kill the little girl and the boy didn't escape getting killed? I mean was she downstairs or something? I mean it's crazy was he upstairs and he didn't know that he was there. I just don't know. I hope he didn't kill her but it seems like it could be a close possibility.

  • J Smith

    What?? Where is the news media? If there had been someone there with a gun, the intruder would have been the one carried away, not the innocent child!

  • Guest

    When I was 12 years old. I was never left alone and those are still children that should not be left alone. Get a babysitter to if the parents wanted to go out. Either stay home or take them out with the parents.

  • Cali is broke

    The perp didn't have a skin color…..he was clear I guess. No eye color. Hair color. Invisible.

  • ajaugenti

    I feel very sorry for the parents and her brother. I hope the police can catch this guy, and once they get him in jail, they can throw away the key for life!

  • David Smith

    The Liberals are gonna start calling for registration of all knives…..Fedeeral Data Base to go with their data base for guns and bombs…………

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