Police search six locations to find girl

March 30, 2009 12:00:00 AM PDT
There are new developments in the disappearance of an 8-year-old girl in Tracy. Police are questioning two men and searching six different sites, including locations outside the girl's neighborhood.

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Sandra Cantu was last seen late Friday afternoon in the mobile home park where she lives. Tracy Police say they're questioning two men who live in the Orchard Estates mobile home park.

A caravan of crime scene trucks and a flatbed tow truck entered the mobile home park around 8 p.m. Monday night. Tracy Police say they obtained search warrants for six locations including four mobile homes in the park, one undisclosed location in Tracy, and another in Oakdale. Police say the two men being questioned have lived in the park for several years and their names were mentioned among the more than 250 tips police received.

"We're looking for evidence that would lead to the discovery of Sandra's whereabouts. Evidence has been collected. I cannot list it until the warrant has been returned to the judge and then it will be up to the judge if we can release the information that's contained in the warrant and all of the items are returned," said Sgt. Tony Sheneman, from the Tracy Police Department.

The family of 8-year-old Sandra Cantu did not attend Monday night's vigil, which took place just about 50 yards from where investigators were combing the four homes. Earlier Monday, Sandra's mother told a national cable news show, that police came to the house and asked for Sandra's belongings. They took her chap stick, a brush, a toothbrush, and pillow cases.

Also on Monday night, at Jacobsen Elementary, where Sandra is a second grader, parents asked police questions. Many of them came to pick their children up from school instead of allowing them to ride the bus home.

Again, Tracy Police have issued search warrants to six locations including four homes in the park and they're questioning two men who live here, but still, no sign of 8-year-old Sandra Cantu.

There is a $7,000 reward to find the girl, but police still aren't calling this case an abduction.

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