Nine-year-old girl murdered by intruder, suspect on the loose

In a shocking and developing story out of Valley Springs, California, a nine-year-old girl was reportedly stabbed to death by a home intruder. KCRA reports that a 12-year-old boy was home when he detected the home intruder who fled from the scene. Upon checking his younger sister, he found she had been stabbed. The
little girl (who remains unidentified) was pronounced dead at a local hospital. There has been no mention of the children's parents or where they were during the attack.

California authorities are looking for the suspect described as armed and dangerous. Here is the description given by authorities.

Suspect Description: Wanted for Murder of 9-Year-Old Valley Springs, CA Girl

The suspect is described as Hispanic or white and stands approximately 6' tall. He is said to have a muscular build and had longish, gray hair. He wore blue jeans and a long-sleeved, black shirt.

Those who believe they have come in contact with the suspect should assume he is armed and dangerous and contact authorities immediately. Call 911 in an emergency or call the Calaveras County Sheriff's Office. You may also call the 24-hour tip line at (209) 754-6030.

No suspects are in custody and a press conference is schedule for 3 p.m. PT.

The investigation is ongoing.

Stay tuned for developments...