Hundreds Flock To Vigil For Stabbed 8-Year-Old California Girl

VALLEY SPRINGS, CA – Leila Fowler’s oldest brother says he isn’t ready to say goodbye.

“I’m not saying goodbye to Leila. I’m saying ‘See you later.’ There are no goodbyes,” Justin Fowler said Tuesday night.

Justin was part of a crowd of hundreds who gathered to remember Leila at an emotional candlelight vigil for the slain Northern California girl.

The 8-year-old girl known for her bubbly personality was stabbed to death at her home over the weekend.

Her 12-year-old brother said he saw an intruder in the family’s home before finding his sister suffering from stab wounds.

Police have scoured the Valley Springs town searching for a suspect, armed only with a sketchy description.

And many in the small town, about 60 miles southeast of Sacramento, are on edge or in mourning.

Krystal Walters, Leila’s mother, made a short statement at the vigil before bursting into tears.

“I just want…

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