GLEN BURNIE, Md. (WJZ) — The manhunt continues for an 18-year-old accused of stabbing his two siblings in Glen Burnie. One was a ten-year-old girl, who died.
Flames lit the way Thursday night, as dozens came out to remember the little girl who was stabbed to death in her own home.
“Nobody was thinking that something like this could happen,” said Juan Carols Izquieta, neighbor.
The gruesome scene unfolded Monday night in Glen Burnie, along Roots Drive.
Police say 18-year-old Andres Garcia attacked his two relatives with a knife, killing a ten-year-old girl and injuring a 13-year-old boy.
The principal for Hilltop Elementary School shared a picture with WJZ and says the ten-year-old was Mariana Ramirez, a student at Hilltop known as Ruby.
“I’ve been a principal a very long time. This is the most difficult and challenging,” said Principal Louise Dejesu, Hilltop Elementary School.
Garcia, the man accused of the slaying, is still on the run as police continue their manhunt.
“Our homeland security unit has placed him on the No Fly List. We have his passport in our custody,” said Lt. Ryan Frashure, Anne Arundel County Police Department.
Police say Garcia left the home with the clothes on his back. They’re now passing out wanted flyers because they believe he could still be in the area–maybe even in the neighborhood.
“We think his resources are limited. We don’t think he has a cell phone, clothes or a vehicle,” said Frashure.
Some neighbors are now scared to let their kids outside.
“Normally kids are playing around. Do you see any kids? You don’t see anyone,” said Izquieta.
Those who knew Ruby say she was a loving child with a bright future.
“She had a big heart. The boys and girls loved her,” said Principal Dejesu.