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Fatal stabbing of girl, 8, prompts Calif. search

SAN FRANCISCO — Residents of a rural Northern California county were being told Sunday to keep their doors locked and report anyone considered suspicious as authorities searched for the killer of an 8-year-old girl.

Calaveras County deputies and law enforcement officials from nearby agencies were looking for a suspect after Leila Fowler was found stabbed in her Valley Springs home around noon Saturday.

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