(KTVI) – According to the Examiner.com, a 9-year-old Leila Fowler was stabbed to death in her home in Valley Springs, CA by an intruder. The girl’s 12-year-old brother encountered the male intruder and saw him run away around noon on Saturday, April 27. The boy then went to check on his sister, who he found had been stabbed.
The girl was later pronounced dead at the hospital. Authorities have been conducting a house to house search for the intruder, who was described by the boy and a neighbor as a muscular Hispanic male with long grey hair, about six feet tall. He was wearing a black long-sleeved shirt and blue pants at the time.
The parents were not home during the event.