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Slain girl’s bloody handprints left on window in gruesome scene


Slain girl’s bloody handprints left on window in gruesome scene

A 14-year-old girl in Pennsylvania left bloody handprints on the window in her struggle to escape her killer, officials said.

Gruesome details were revealed Friday about the scene at a Bristol Township house where Autumn Bartle was allegedly stabbed more than 80 times by her cousin, The Philadelphia Enquirer reported.

Colin Haag III was charged with homicide in the death of his 14-year-old cousin who was found unconscious March 30 at her home.

Investigators said Bartle was stabbed repeatedly and shot in the head, leaving “copious” amounts of blood throughout the house.


There were “bloody handprints on the bathroom window” that suggested Bartle attempted to flee, according to court documents.

The bedding and walls of the home were also splattered with blood, police said.

The girl’s mother came home March 30 to find her daughter unconscious and bleeding on the living room floor, the newspaper reported. She was rushed to the hospital and died three days later from her injuries.

Haag, 20, was not home when her body was discovered but a notebook in his backpack was allegedly covered in her blood, People reported.

He was arraigned Friday on several charges including kidnapping, burglary and unlawful restraint.

Authorities have not determined a motive for the slaying.

“We’ll continue to work on getting that answer,” Bucks County District Attorney Matthew D. Weintraub told the Philadelphia Inquirer. “But sometimes, as we stand here in this case, you look into the face of a killer and you don’t get answers. You see only darkness.”


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