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Leila FowlerVALLEY SPRINGS, CA – Calaveras County sheriff’s deputies are searching for the man who broke into a home and repeatedly stabbed 8-year-old Leila Fowler to death.

Leila Fowler’s 12-year-old brother told police that around noon on Saturday he encountered a white or Hispanic male inside his home. When the man fled, the boy went to check on Leila and found that she had been stabbed multiple times.

He called 911, but Leila was later pronounced dead at hospital. “She was suffering from some severe injuries,” said Cpt. Jim Macedo.

A neighbor told police they saw the same man running from the home, leading police to setup a search perimeter in an effort to catch the suspect described as being 6 feet tall and muscular, with long white or gray hair, and wearing a black long-sleeved shirt and blue pants.

Residents were told the man is considered armed and dangerous and were informed by police to lock their doors as deputies searched the area. “We were doing a house-to-house search and in some cases were searching attics and storages. It’s a difficult area to search. It’s rural, it’s remote,” said Macedo.

Police are still questioning Leila’s brother, but he is not considered a suspect. “We are continuing to talk to him, which would be normal because he was the last person with the child,” said Macedo.

Aside from a description of the suspect, police were able to gather a bit of evidence from the family’s home, including fingerprints and possible DNA evidence.

“We are devastated,” said Crystal Walters, Leila’s mother. “She didn’t deserve this. … She was so full of life.”

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  • http://twitter.com/tmhco Tammy

    RT @dreamindemon: Police Looking For Person Who Stabbed 8-Year-Old Leila Fowler To Death – http://t.co/5xEz1ApSfX

  • http://www.facebook.com/michael.roehr Michael Roehr

    wow that is horribly random.

  • WarriorArtemis

    This is so terrible. I hope they catch this guy…

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=529168773 Toy Thompson

    R.I.P. Baby girl. Your little life ended way too soon.

  • http://www.facebook.com/tvadakia Michael B. Titman

    What the hell kind of motivation could that monster have? Jesus fucking…

  • Andyman

    I will never understand what motivates a person to harm a child in any manor. WTF

  • http://www.facebook.com/JAY.TTSE Julie Lees Zinermon

    wtttf

  • beatlechick

    As soon as they find the suspect, they should stab them… -_-

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100004493647513 Jay Our Jones

    You neglected to include that the perpetrator has “long gray hair” – easily his most distinguishable feature.

  • Athena

    How terrifying. It’s so sad when kids aren’t even safe at home. And to know this guy’s on the loose and potentially attacking at random…

  • http://twitter.com/crimefan Professor Plumb

    Police Looking For Person Who Stabbed 8-Year-Old Leila Fowler To Death – http://t.co/kqqcRP8gBE

  • JohnQknowitall

    Horrible, absolutely horrible. My first instinct was “the brother did it” until the neighbor corroborated the criminal leaving the home. Other than insanity (delusional, paranoid psychopath etcetera) or covering up another crime (molestation?) there is no other reason I can think of as a motive.

  • http://www.facebook.com/JenniferHerrick Jennifer Herrick

    Break into the home and steal shit, but don’t kill an innocent little girl. What a coward.

  • JohnQknowitall

    All people should be safe in there homes. The door shuts and the world is outside. Peace. God I hope the murderer is found quickly.

  • http://www.dreamindemon.com Morbid

    Thanks. It was in their at one point, and I removed it to add it to another section but forgot. I added it back in.

  • tkaz

    Well…if you want to get all psycho-babbly a common reason is to “kill” themself at that age. Something bad happened to them at say, 8, and to kill their 8 yr old self is the only way to bury the pain. Or…they’re a psychopath & we can’t grasp it because we’re not psychpaths too.

  • tkaz

    DO you ever read these crimes & go to a map to find out where they are exactly? Valley Springs just sounds like too pretty of a place for ugly things. :(

  • Buffettgirl

    Heard this last night on the late news – it breaks my heart. Poor Angel-Butt. I feel so sorry for her older brother, he’ll spend the rest of his life feeling like he failed his baby sister…

  • http://www.facebook.com/nathan.thompson.9 Nathan Thompson

    hope they find the twisted sick fuck, cut the balls, or tits off and shove them up their sick asses. Fucktards that do shit like this should just be shot in the head. I am about sick of loser fucks that prey on children and women. Fucking worthless cowards, Hope the shit eater killer reads this and takes it personally. Bring it to my house and see what you get you loser pantie waste shit eating Fucktard!

  • Christy

    This is so nonsensical that it could have happened with their parents at home too. I hope that doesn’t haunt this family as well as their loss. RIP Leila.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ray.stuart1 Ray Stuart

    I usually refrain from gratuitously vulgar language, but some people just suck shit.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ray.stuart1 Ray Stuart

    @NT: I think ‘panty-waste,’ is hyphenated.

  • kimbev69

    that was my first thought also, but i am wondering if the kid on his way to the house just happened to see this guy and could possibly just use him as a suspect…but i’m leaning towards whacked out insane person…committing a random crime, what was the kids name that was falsely accused of stabbing his sister to death and the whole interview was videotaped showing the cops feeding him the info..he spent a yr in juvie with 2 of his friends..even though some homeless guy had been knocking on doors all that day and they took him in and kept his shirt only to wait a yr to test it and find the girls blood all over it..i think his name was “michael” and the cops still believe he somehow put his sisters blood on the shirt then gave it to this homeless guy .. crazy shit poor kid was actually believing he killed the girl in his sleep

  • kimbev69

    her parents were at a baseball game or something but not far from home

  • JohnQknowitall

    There are many people who have been wrongly accused/convicted which other than moral consideration is evidence to end capital punishment.

  • http://www.facebook.com/WhispersWing Whisper Wing

    Detectives quiz sex offenders in hunt for California girl’s killer

    Valley Springs, California (CNN) — Investigators interviewed registered sex offenders in the Northern California community where an 8-year-old girl was stabbed to death, but officials won’t say if sexual assault is part of the unsolved crime.

    “They have been interviewed and in some cases they have been photographed and in some cases they have been searched,” Calaveras County Sheriff’s Capt. Jim Macedo said late Monday night.

    So far, despite an extensive manhunt and beefed-up security at schools in Valley Springs, authorities don’t have enough information to name a suspect or even create a composite sketch in the death of Leila Fowler.

    [....]http://www.cnn.com/2013/04/30/us/california-stabbing-death/index.html?hpt=ju_c1

  • kimbev69

    i agree, but for some reason..the obvious i’m glad to see the baby raper getting his just rewards in Ohio or wherever that cunt is from..he didn’t think he was killing the poor little one while raping her..i think she was under a year old..

  • kimbev69

    this breaks my heart…random crimes like this is what scares me..someone coming into the place that you should feel safe at, your home, and harming your family

  • kimbev69
  • deadskinmask213

    It almost seems like some sort of a hit or like she was wacked. Maybe if the man wasn’t there sexually assaulting her he was being paid to kill her because she was going to or could turn in someone else for the same reason.

  • http://www.facebook.com/WhispersWing Whisper Wing

    Leila Fowler Update: Knives found that may have been used in murder of
    8-year-old, Calif. police say

    CBS) VALLEY SPRINGS, Calif. – Investigators in the murder case of 8-year-old
    Leila Fowler, who was found stabbed to death in her Valley Springs, Calif. home
    Saturday, say they have located knives that may have been used in the crime, CBS
    Sacramento reports.

    “We have collected a few knives that are being examined to see if one of the
    knives might have been the weapon used against Leila,” Calaveras County
    sheriff’s Sgt. Chris Hewitt said.

    Investigators also say they found fingerprints and other DNA evidence at the
    Fowler home.

    [...]

    On Tuesday morning, police were summoned to an apartment in Placerville,
    about 45 miles from Valley Springs, after Jason Wryrynen, 44, allegedly tried to
    take a 15-month-old girl from her mother, The Sacramento Bee reported.

    The mother was able to wrestle her daughter away and struggled with the man
    until officers arrived and arrested him.

    Investigators took a DNA sample from Wryrynen Wednesday morning to see if he
    has any connection to Leila’s murder.

    Sgt. Hewitt told CBS Sacramento that although the department is following up
    on that angle, there is no “immediate evidence” to suggest that the two cases
    are related.

    According to the station, police have not shown Wryrynen’s picture to Leila’s
    12-year-old brother. Her brother described the suspect as a man about 6-feet
    tall with long gray hair.

    [...]http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504083_162-57582599-504083/leila-fowler-update-knives-found-that-may-have-been-used-in-murder-of-8-year-old-calif-police-say/

  • Zaimah Muhammad

    The most beautiful neighborhoods in these days and era isnt safe. Sounds and looks are to be decieving.

  • http://www.facebook.com/WhispersWing Whisper Wing

    Sheriff: Leila Fowler’s Brother Arrested In Connection To Sister’s Murder

    VALLEY SPRINGS (CBS13) – Investigators announced the arrest of Leila Fowler’s 12-year-old brother, Saturday evening, in connection to her murder.

    [..]

    For weeks, multiple law enforcement agencies searched the area for a suspect the 8-year-old’s brother described as a white or Hispanic male with long gray hair, standing 6 feet tall with a muscular build.

    Early on in the investigation, residents were told to lock their doors as deputies searched Calaveras County for Fowler’s killer, who deputies say the girl’s brother find inside.

    http://sacramento.cbslocal.com/2013/05/11/sheriff-leila-fowlers-brother-arrested-in-connection-to-sister-murder/

  • http://www.facebook.com/WhispersWing Whisper Wing

    The brother — who Kuntz did not name, but did speak publicly after his sister’s death —
    was arrested at 5:10 p.m. (8:10 p.m. ET) at a county sheriff’s office
    substation in his hometown of Valley Springs, according to the sheriff.

    “Citizens of Calaveras County can sleep a little better tonight,” Kuntz said.
    [...]
    Read more: http://www.wtae.com/news/national/Brother-of-fatally-stabbed-girl-arrested/-/9681152/20111906/-/12iilvlz/-/index.html#ixzz2T2soJ9SO

  • http://twitter.com/vab423 Vicki B.

    Breaking news – they just announced the arrest of her 12-year-old brother.

    http://news.yahoo.com/brother-arrested-fatal-calif-stabbing-girl-024336654.html

  • http://twitter.com/savanuhhh Savanah

    oh wow… I wonder what his motive could have possibly been. It’s kinda bizarre.

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