Sunday, 28 April 2013

Child homicide in Valley Springs

Child homicide in Valley Springs, Calaveras Sheriff's investigators along with several law enforcement agencies from the surrounding area are still searching for a suspect in connection with a homicide in Valley Springs.

On Saturday, April 27 in the afternoon a nine year-old child was stabbed to death. The name of the victim has not been released at this time. The incident occurred on Rippon Road in the Valley Springs area.

The suspect who is being sought is described in the Calaveras County Sheriff Office press release as a White or Hispanic male, muscular build, approximately six feet tall, and gray hair. The suspect was reportedly last seen wearing blue pants, and a black long sleeve shirt.

Any person with information is urged to call the Sheriff's Office, anyone knowing of any person who has left town unexpectedly or who has unexplained injuries are also being prompted to call the Sheriff's Office.

The newly established 24 hour Tip Line number to call is: (209) 754-6030.

For a period of time on Saturday, April 27th, the area was cordoned off and neighborhood search was conducted. Residents had been contacted by the reverse 911 call system and warned to stay indoors with all doors and windows locked.

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