ROCKLIN, Calif. — A mother came home Tuesday to find her daughter dead, prompting a manhunt for the suspect — a 14-year-old boy who fled into the woods in Rocklin, California, before he was ultimately arrested, according to police.
Just before 11 a.m. the Rocklin Police Department responded to a 911 call from a woman living on Monument Springs Drive near Calverhall Way, KTXL reported. The woman said she came home and found her 13-year-old daughter dead.
When police arrived, they found the teen girl in her bedroom with signs of blunt force trauma to the head. The girl died from her injuries, police said.
A 14-year-old boy had run into some fields near the home, according to police.
After a 40 minute search, police took the boy into custody without incident near Greenbae Road.
Police said a woman and two juveniles live at the home. The suspect and victims are relatives, but their relationship is not known.
The police department is investigating and the crime scene is being processed.
The FBI and Department of Justice are aiding in the investigation.