A hunt is underway overnight in the sleepy small California town of Valley Springs, where the brutal murder of an 8-year-old girl in her home has residents on guard, arming themselves with guns and keeping their kids out of school, as police say publicly, they have very few clues in the search for the murderer, in the small hillside town. Police are saying Leila Fowler’s 12-year-old brother, who was home with his sister on Saturday, spotted an intruder, who ran out of the house. The boy then discovered his sister severely injured and phoned his parents, who were at a Little League game. The girl was pronounced dead at a local hospital. The county coroner says she died from multiple stab wounds. Friends say the third-grader had a heart-warming smile, loved the color purple and was a daddy’s girl. Fowler’s slaying has devastated the 10-square mile community of about 3,500 in Calaveras County, where residents typically keep their doors and windows open and the biggest newsmaker most years is the jumping frog contest written about by Mark Twain in 1865.