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NorCal Man Sought In Killings Of Wife, Young Daughters

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Shane Miller (Shasta County Sheriff's Office)

Shane Miller (Shasta County Sheriff’s Office)

SHINGLETOWN, Shasta County (CBS SF) – A man was being sought Wednesday after authorities said he killed his wife and 4-year-old and 8-year-old daughters in their rural home in Shasta County Tuesday.

Shasta County Sheriff’s officials released the victims’ identities and relationship to the suspect on Wednesday, a day after the killings six miles west of Shingletown.

The suspect, 45-year-old Shane Franklin Miller, remained on the loose.

Lt. Dave Kent says authorities found Miller’s wife, 34-year-old Sandy, and his daughters, 8-year-old Shelby and 4-year-old Shasta, suffering from fatal gunshot wounds when they arrived at the home on Tuesday night.

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

Miller may be heading to a cabin in Ferndale where several weapons may be stored, sheriff’s officials said.

Shingletown, which lies near the Lassen National Forest, has a population of about 2,000 people.

The two-story house that authorities were called to is nestled among pine trees with a barn and greenhouse in the back, The Record Searchlight reported. Horses and llamas graze on the property.

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