TRACY - A Sunday school teacher who lives at the mobile home park where 8-year-old Sandra Cantu went missing from claims someone stole her black, waterproof rolling suitcase the same day the Tracy girl disappeared.
Twenty-eight-year-old Melissa Huckaby told FOX40 News in a phone interview today that she had left the black suitcase near her Kia SUV, reportedly towed by police recently, the day she was heading to her grandfather's church, the Clover Road Baptist Church, where she teaches Sunday school.
Sandra reportedly went to Huckaby's house earlier in the day to ask about playing with Huckaby's daughter. However, Huckaby says her daughter was told to clean her room and turned Sandra away.
Huckaby also says she has spent some time on the farm near the irrigation ditch where Sandra Cantu's body was discovered in suitcase that closely resembles the one she reports missing. Police won't confirm whether the suitcase Huckaby reported stolen and the one Sandra's body was found in are the same.
Huckaby claims the suitcase was filled with Sunday school supplies meant to spruce up the classroom she taught at every weekend.