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

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Family and neighbors gather near the home of the unidentified boy and girl who were ruthlessly attacked Sunday morning.
Family and neighbors gather near the home of the unidentified boy and girl who were ruthlessly attacked Sunday morning.

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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