Sheriff: Rural Calif. man killed wife and 2 girls

Man remains on the loose

SHINGLETOWN, Calif. - Authorities in rural Northern California were searching on Wednesday for a man suspected of killing his wife and two young daughters.

Shane Franklyn Miller, 45, was on the loose a day after the killings six miles west of 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."

He said deputies received a call from Miller's residence around 7:45 p.m. Tuesday.

Sheriff's officials have identified the victims as Miller's wife, Sandy, 34, and two daughters, Shasta, 4, and Shelby, 8.

Officials have not said how they were killed.

Investigators have released a photo of Miller and said he may be driving a gold-colored 2010 Dodge Mega Cab pickup with a camper shell. He's considered armed and extremely dangerous.

Several schools in the area have been placed on lockdown, the Record Searchlight of Redding reported.

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