Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Tracy in the national news

Tracy made the national news when the charges were filed in the murder of Sandra Cantu. Fox News reports:

A female Sunday school teacher kidnapped, raped and murdered an 8-year-old girl who was the close friend of her 5-year-old daughter, then stuffed her body in a suitcase and dumped it into a pond, prosecutors contended Tuesday.

Sandra disappeared March 27, and was last seen on a surveillance camera skipping outside the Orchard Estates Mobile Home Park in Tracy where she lived just five doors down from Huckaby.

My faith in the criminal justice system have grown quite a bit after the trial of Hans Reiser, whom I knew professionally. His guilty verdict was rendered only just, and many people (including his friends who I knew personally) maintained that he was innocent -- right until the time when he led police to the body of his victim, buried on the outskirts of Oakland.

The trailer park in question is located behind the Kragen near the freeway. Quite close to my house actually.


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