The girl, identified as Leila Fowler, was discovered with multiple stab wounds Saturday inside her rural Valley Springs home. The girl's brother didn’t recognize the attacker, Calaveras County authorities said. Their parents weren’t home at the time.

The girl, identified as Leila Fowler, was discovered with multiple stab wounds Saturday inside her rural Valley Springs home. The girl’s brother didn’t recognize the attacker, Calaveras County authorities said. Their parents weren’t home at the time.

According to reports, a 9-year-old girl was fatally stabbed Saturday in Northern California, and police are looking for the assailant.

Calaveras County sheriff’s official say the girl was killed at a house on Rippon Road in Valley Springs.

The girl’s 12-year-old brother was also in the home at the time. He called his parents to say that there was an intruder in the house. They then called 911, according to Fox 40.

According to KTVU, the girl was taken to a nearby hospital where she was pronounced dead. KCRA-TV in Sacramento reported that the girl had been stabbed.

“That’s just terrible, what can I say about it it’s a tragedy,” said neighbor Paul Gschweng.

The victim’s brother described the intruder as roughly 6 feet tall with a muscular build, and last seen wearing a black long-sleeved shirt with blue pants.

Authorities said the suspect should be considered armed and dangerous.

“We’re doing a house to house search and in some cases we’re searching extensively into attics and storage sheds. It’s a difficult area to search. It’s rural, it’s remote,” a spokesperson for the Sheriff’s office explained.

Valley Springs is a town of about 3,500 some 60 miles southeast of Sacramento.

SACRAMENTO.CBSLOCAL.COM  Calaveras County Sheriff’s Capt. Jim Macedo said they’re employing air and ground search efforts to find a man suspected of fatally stabbing a 9-year-old girl on Saturday.

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Calaveras County Sheriff’s Capt. Jim Macedo said they’re employing air and ground search efforts to find a man suspected of fatally stabbing a 9-year-old girl on Saturday.

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Manhunt on after girl, 9, stabbed to death by intruder
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9-year-old killed by intruder in California
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