A 9-year-old girl was injured Wednesday afternoon in an incident in a home on South Durbin Parkway that was originally called in as a stabbing.
The girl, who was at home alone with an 11-year-old brother, sustained non-life threatening injuries in the incident, but, as of press time, investigators with the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office were still trying to determine what exactly happened.
The girl was taken to Wolfson Children’s Hospital in Jacksonville with a few injuries including one cut that Sheriff’s Office spokesman Cmdr. Chuck Mulligan described as “significant.”
Mulligan said deputies who responded to the call were originally told that someone had run into the home near the corner of South Durbin Parkway and Chatsworth Drive, just off Longleaf Pine Parkway, and stabbed the girl and then run out.
But deputies who began searching around the house did not find any signs of an intruder and dogs that were brought in to help search the area did not pick up a trail, Mulligan said.
“There are signs of forced entry at the house,” he said. “Or forced exit.
“We are just trying to sort out what may have occurred.”
Detectives, Mulligan said Wednesday evening, were headed to the hospital to interview the children once the girl is treated.