Sheriff: Rural Northern California man killed wife, 2 daughters

  • This undated photo released by the Shasta County Sheriff's office shows Shane Franklyn Miller. Sheriff’s officials say Miller killed his wife and 4-year-old and 8-year-old daughters in Northern California. Shasta County Sheriff’s officials released the victims’ identities and relationship to the suspect on Wednesday, May 8, 2013, a day after the killings six miles west of Shingletown. (AP Photo/Shasta County Sheriff)

SHINGLETOWN — Authorities in rural Northern California on Wednesday were searching for a man suspected of fatally shooting his wife and two young daughters at their home.

Shane Franklin Miller, 45, was on the loose a day after the killings in Shingletown, Shasta County sheriff's officials said.

"There is a manhunt for him right now," Lt. Dave Kent said. "He's a prime suspect. We're not looking for anybody else."

Schools in the rural community of about 2,000 people about 230 miles northeast of San Francisco were under lockdown, The Record Searchlight of Redding reported (http://bit.ly/18WtPDn ).

Kent said deputies received a call from Miller's residence around 7:45 p.m. Tuesday. When they arrived, they found the bodies of Miller's wife, Sandy, 34, and two daughters, Shelby, 8, and Shasta, 4. Shane Miller wasn't there.

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