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Boy Arrested In Connection With Murder Of 8-Year-Old Sister

VALLEY SPRINGS, Calif. –Authorities arrested a 12-year-old boy on Saturday in connection with the murder of his 8-year-old sister.

Calaveras County sheriff’s investigators arrested Leila Fowler’s brother after the girl was found stabbed to death last month.

Last week, authorities arrested Jason Wayrynen, 42, last week in connection with the murder.


Authorities have scoured the rural Sierra foothill community, combing tall grass and searching attics and outbuildings for any signs the murderer.

Investigators said they have gathered fingerprints and possible DNA from the home.

Multiple agencies have joined the investigation, and the Calaveras County Sheriff’s Department has been in contact with the FBI.