Saturday, April 11, 2009
Sunday school teacher Melissa Huckaby, was arrested and charged with kidnapping and killing a California girl whose lifeless body was found stuffed in a suitcase.
Tracy Police Sgt. Tony Sheneman says 28-year-old Melissa Huckaby, the granddaughter of Pastor Clifford Lawless of the Clover Road Baptist Church, was arrested Friday night after voluntarily going to police for questioning in the death of 8-year-old Sandra Cantu.
Sandra’s body was found inside a suitcase in an irrigation pond on April 6.
Huckaby previously told a local newspaper that Sandra visited her home March 27, the day she disappeared. Huckaby also said she had left her suitcase in the driveway that day, and that it was missing.
Huckaby taught Sunday school at her grandfather’s church.