Boy, 14, accused of killing 13-year-old girl when her mother makes a gruesome discovery

Boy, 14, Accused of Killing Girl, 13, After Mom Finds Daughter's Body

ROCKLIN (KTXL) -- A mother came home Tuesday to find her daughter dead, prompting a manhunt for the suspect — a 14-year-old boy who fled into nearby fields in Rocklin, before he was ultimately arrested, according to police.

SEE ALSO: Teen fights back tears when charged with homeless man's death

Just before 11 a.m. the Rocklin Police Department responded to a 911 call from a woman living on Monument Springs Drive near Calverhall Way. The woman said she came home and found her 13-year-old daughter dead.

When police arrived, they found the teen girl in her bedroom with blunt force trauma to the head. The girl died from her injuries, police said.

A 14-year-old boy had run into some fields near the home, police said.

"He took off running in a field, a greenbelt area," Rocklin police Capt. Lon Milka said.

After a 40 minute search, police took the boy into custody without incident near Greenbae Road.

Police said a woman and the two juveniles live at the home. The suspect and victims are relatives, but their relationship is not known.

"Obviously shock, that's the initial reaction," said neighbor Dan Chiesa.

Neighbors say the home is in a safe community where many children play outside.

Mary Alvarez never suspected something so violent from this family.

"I feel so sad for the family, and I know the kids. I saw them play all the time, the grandma takes care of them," she said.

The police department is investigating and the crime scene is being processed.

The FBI and Department of Justice are aiding in the investigation.

RELATED: Teenage murder suspect in custody:

Teenage Murder Suspect in Custody

Read Full Story

Sign up for Breaking News by AOL to get the latest breaking news alerts and updates delivered straight to your inbox.

Subscribe to our other newsletters

Emails may offer personalized content or ads. Learn more. You may unsubscribe any time.