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Update: Child Murder, Manhunt For Suspect

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Valley Springs, CA – Calaveras County Sheriff’s Official have release this update:

Investigators are still processing the crime scene on Rippon Road in Valley Springs while multiple surrounding agencies assist the Sheriff’s Office continuing an area search of the neighborhood and following up on tips from the public.

No further information is available at this time.

The Calaveras County Sheriff and District Attorney’s Office continue to investigate the homicide of a nine year old child at a residence on Rippon Road in Valley Springs, CA. Multiple law enforcement agencies are still searching the area for a suspect described as a White or Hispanic male approx. six foot tall, muscular build, last seen wearing a black long sleeved shirt and blue pants. This suspect is considered armed and dangerous.

If you see someone in the area matching the suspect’s description, report it immediately to the Sheriff’s Office and call 9-1-1.
This is still an active investigation.
An area search of Valley Springs continued throughout the night and into Sunday.

Investigators are continuing to interview several people. There are no suspects in custody.
Investigators would like any information relating to subjects who may have unexplained injuries or who have left town unexpectedly after the crime was reported.

A 24 hour Tip Line has been set up to answer calls regarding this case. The phone number is (209) 754-6030.

  • Calaveras County Sheriff's Office