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Fatal stabbing of girl, 8, prompts manhunt in California
FoxNews.com ^ | April 28, 2013 | FoxNews.com

Posted on 04/28/2013 4:43:46 PM PDT by Alaska Wolf

California police are hunting for a man after a 8-year-old girl was attacked inside her home Saturday and later died.

The Calaveras County Sheriff's office said that the man was considered armed and dangerous, and authorities are warning residents in the Northern California town of Valley Springs to lock their doors.

He is described as a white or Hispanic male around 6 feet tall, with long gray hair and a muscular build. He was last seen wearing a black long-sleeved shirt with blue pants.

According to Fox 40, the victim's 12-year-old brother was in the home at the time of the attack and called 911 after seeing an intruder. The girl was found with serious stab wounds and was later pronounced dead at a hospital.

The county coroner identified the girl as 8-year-old Leila Fowler. Initially she was reported as being 9-years-old, but Coroner Kevin Raggio said Sunday she would have turned 9 in June.

Authorities spent Saturday night and into Sunday conducting a door-to-door sweep of homes scattered across hilly terrain, checking storage sheds and horse stables, and even searching attics.

"It is a difficult area to search, it's rural, remote," sheriff's Capt. Jim Macedo said.

Reverse 911 calls and Nixle mass notifications alerted area residents about the incident and the search for the suspect, officials said.

"I was working on my tractor and a CHP copter kept flying over my house," area resident Roger Ballew, 35, told The Associated Press on Sunday, referring to the California Highway Patrol.

A SWAT team showed up at his house Saturday night and told him to stay inside, Ballew said.

"It was nerve-wracking, I didn't sleep well," he said.

Investigators on Sunday were interviewing several people, but no suspects have been named.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: doors; house; lock; search

1 posted on 04/28/2013 4:43:46 PM PDT by Alaska Wolf
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To: Alaska Wolf

lemme guess, her mother’s boyfriend


2 posted on 04/28/2013 4:50:28 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Alaska Wolf

This really is an impossible area to search. It’s the area immediately downstream of Camanche reservoir. Lots of canyons, old farm buildings, abandoned semi trailers, etc.

Not far from where the “Speed Freak Killers” buried their victims too.


3 posted on 04/28/2013 4:55:18 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: Alaska Wolf

Probably an illegal. Kalefornia seems to love them so much.

God bless this child.


4 posted on 04/28/2013 4:56:18 PM PDT by mardi59 (IMPEACH OBAMA NOW!!!!!)
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To: Alaska Wolf

I caution everyone to mind their comments until more information is known lest they end up looking like complete idiots.


5 posted on 04/28/2013 5:09:14 PM PDT by REDWOOD99 ("Everyone should pay taxes. Everyone should pay the same rate.)
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To: REDWOOD99

You’re interfering with an old FReeper tradition :o)


6 posted on 04/28/2013 5:13:11 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: yldstrk

Maybe the brother?


7 posted on 04/28/2013 5:14:58 PM PDT by Kenny500c
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To: Kenny500c

You, on the other hand, are fulfilling said Freeper tradition :o(


8 posted on 04/28/2013 5:18:56 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: Alaska Wolf

Read elsewhere the girl was one of seven children, parents very involed in Little League and in the community.


9 posted on 04/28/2013 5:21:10 PM PDT by informavoracious (The ancient Greeks and Romans thought they were on the "right side of history.")
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To: Alaska Wolf
...and authorities are warning residents in the Northern California town of Valley Springs to lock their doors.

A SWAT team showed up at his house Saturday night and told him to stay inside, Ballew said.

"It was nerve-wracking, I didn't sleep well," he said.

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I know these Kalifornies will have a lot more peace of mind than most folks...

...Just think how totally-freaked out they would be if the people were allowed to have guns in the home...

...Or more than seven rounds...

Don't get me started...

10 posted on 04/28/2013 5:37:14 PM PDT by Wings-n-Wind (The main things are the plain things!)
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To: Alaska Wolf

“stay inside and lock the door”

Isn’t it nice that in land of gun-control, we’re told to cower in our homes.

How about:

“Strap on your gear and pay attention!”


11 posted on 04/28/2013 7:01:14 PM PDT by G Larry (Darkness Hates the Light)
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To: G Larry

Every single adult interviewed on the local news tonight said that they were armed and not too worried about their door locks.


12 posted on 04/28/2013 7:05:29 PM PDT by sissyjane
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To: G Larry
we’re told to cower in our homes.

If you're cowering in your own home, it's your own fault.

13 posted on 04/28/2013 7:50:58 PM PDT by Alaska Wolf (I)
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To: Alaska Wolf

14 posted on 04/28/2013 7:51:16 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Alaska Wolf

not me sunshine...


15 posted on 04/28/2013 8:02:13 PM PDT by G Larry (Darkness Hates the Light)
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To: Wings-n-Wind

My guess would be that every house in Valley Springs has multiple guns. This would also hold true for most of the town near by, and to the east.

Stockton, to the west, would be another story.


16 posted on 04/28/2013 8:08:26 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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17 posted on 04/28/2013 8:13:47 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Kenny500c

well that could be too


18 posted on 04/28/2013 9:36:49 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Alaska Wolf

It takes the sheriff 45 minutes to get to our place ao we are armed and ready, here in the northern California foothills.


19 posted on 04/28/2013 9:55:10 PM PDT by upcountryhorseman (An old fashioned conservative)
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To: G Larry

Did you not post this? “we’re told to cower in our homes.”?


20 posted on 04/28/2013 10:26:59 PM PDT by Alaska Wolf (I)
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To: Alaska Wolf

Might be headed to the border. Then again, probably can’t tell when he has crossed it.


21 posted on 04/28/2013 10:43:41 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: upcountryhorseman
It takes the sheriff 45 minutes to get to our place ao we are armed and ready

I have insurance on my home, vehicles, RV, ATVs, boat, life and health. I also carry a firearm as insurance.

22 posted on 04/28/2013 11:06:09 PM PDT by Alaska Wolf (I)
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To: Alaska Wolf

Context is everything.
I posted:


“stay inside and lock the door”

Isn’t it nice that in land of gun-control, we’re told to cower in our homes.

How about:

“Strap on your gear and pay attention!”


The point of that post was to reflect the mentality of the CA gov’t gestapo towards the citizens.
MY point was they SHOULD be telling citizens to “Strap on your gear and pay attention!”


23 posted on 04/29/2013 4:35:45 AM PDT by G Larry (Darkness Hates the Light)
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To: G Larry
they SHOULD be telling citizens to “Strap on your gear and pay attention!”

It shouldn't be necessary, should it?

24 posted on 04/30/2013 3:08:12 PM PDT by Alaska Wolf (I)
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