Calif. search grows for suspect in family killing

3:58 PM, May 10, 2013   |    comments
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PETROLIA, Calif. -- Law enforcement officials in Northern California say they are proceeding cautiously through an area of steep, wooded terrain as they track a man suspected of killing his wife and two young daughters.

Shasta County sheriff's Lt. Dave Kent said the search team has been expanded as members hike the remote backcountry where 45-year-old suspect Shane Franklin Miller grew up.

Miller is suspected of slaying his family Tuesday night then fleeing 200 miles west in his pickup truck to Humboldt County.

He has been described as armed and extremely dangerous.

Authorities are examining Miller's abandoned truck and the house where the shooting took place as they try to determine where Miller might be hiding.

Associated Press

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