8-Year-Old Girl Dead, Calaveras County Sheriff’s Investigating

CALAVERAS COUNTY -

A 8-year-old girl was killed in Valley Springs on Saturday.

According to Calaveras County Sheriff’s, the girl was killed at a house on Rippon Road.

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.

The intruder inflicted serious injuries on the 8-year-old girl. She was taken to the hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

The suspect is thought to be a White or Hispanic male with long gray hair. He is described as roughly 6 feet tall with a muscular build, and last seen wearing a black long-sleeved shirt with blue pants.

Deputies say he is armed and dangerous. People that live nearby should remain in their homes and call 911 if they see anything suspicious in their area.

Multiple agencies are helping out with this ongoing investigation. No one is in custody at this time.

[Editor's note: The girl's age was originally reported to be 9 years old. Since then, the coroner and the Sheriff's Office have both said that she was 8 years old. This post has been updated accordingly.]