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Sunday-school teacher Melissa Huckaby arrested for murder of 8-year-old Sandra Cantu

melissa-huckaby-mugshotTracy, California Police have arrested Sunday-school teacher Melissa Huckaby for kidnapping and murder charges of an 8-year-old California girl Sandra Cantu early Saturday.

Melissa Huckaby, 28, was arrested at 11:55 p.m. Friday after she drove to the Tracy Police Department to be interviewed. She was booked at 3:25 a.m. today at San Joaquin County Jail in French Camp, where she is being held without bail.

According to Tracy, California police Sgt. Tony Sheneman, Sandra’s body was found Monday, stuffed into a suitcase in a dairy-farm pond and had been missing since March 27. The suitcase where the girl’s body was held belonged to Huckaby, Sheneman added.

There’s still no clear motive disclosed in the murder.

Watch: Tracy Police Chief on arrest of Sunday school teacher [via NECN]

[image from tracy police dept]