People living in california’s gold country are being told to stay inside. Police are searching for the man who stabbed 8-year-old leila fowler to death Saturday in her valley springs home.
Investigators say it may have been an intruder. It appears just she and her 12-year-old brother were at home at the time. Deputies have been going door to door and searching inside homes in the county. Leila Fowler would have turned nine in june.
Sheriff’s officials say investigators have collected fingerprints and what they believe is DNA from the home where an 8-year-old Northern California girl was stabbed to death.
Calaveras County Sheriff’s Capt. Jim Macedo tells the Modesto Bee authorities hope to have lab results on the evidence in a week.
Authorities have not identified a suspect in Saturday’s stabbing death of Leila Fowler at her home in Valley Springs, a small town about 60 miles southeast of Sacramento.
They say Leila was found by her brother after he encountered a male intruder at the home. Authorities have only released a vague description of the suspect.
Leila’s killing sparked a massive weekend manhunt, with authorities conducting a door-to-door search for the suspect.
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