'Papi' On The Loose After Slashing Girl's Throat, Stabbing 6-Year-Old Boy To Death In Camden, NJ

09/02/2012 08:41 am ET | Updated Nov 02, 2012

PHILADELPHIA -- Authorities say a 6-year-old boy has been stabbed to death inside his New Jersey home, and his 12-year-old sister has been critically hurt.

The stabbings happened early Sunday in Camden, a city across the river from Philadelphia that continually ranks as one of the nation's most dangerous.

Police tell WPVI-TV (bit.ly/T64SBU) that an unknown assailant slit the girl's throat, and she went door to door to get help. A neighbor called 911.

The children were taken to a hospital, where the boy was pronounced dead. His sister is in critical condition.

The station reports that a 17-year-old had been baby-sitting the children because their mother was in the hospital. The teen wasn't hurt.

From The Huffington Post: Officers are looking to question a man known to neighbors as "Papi," whom the 12-year-old victim named as the alleged attacker. Papi lives on the same block as the victims and is the son of a local preacher, WPVI reports.

Police dogs are searching for clues. No arrests have been made yet.


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