Reminiscent of the disappearance of Adji Desir earlier this year, Sandra Cantu is missing from her Tracy, Ca. home. An Immokalee, Fl. 6-year-old, Adji vanished from his grandmother’s Farm Worker Village home on Jan. 10. He was last seen walking away after playing with other children. An AMBER Alert wasn’t issued because Florida authorities believed there were no signs of an abduction. He remains missing.
In the disappearance of Sandra, she was last seen after playing with a friend. An AMBER Alert wasn’t issued as it is not beleived by authorities that an abduction has taken place.
(CNN) — Eight-year-old Sandra Cantu came home from school, kissed her mother, and left to color and play with a friend who lived a couple of houses down.
That was at 3 p.m. Friday.
By Tuesday — despite an intense search by hundreds of search-and-rescue personnel and volunteers over three days — the little girl in the pink Hello Kitty T-shirt and black leggings had yet to be found.
The mysterious disappearance of Sandra from the Orchard Estates Mobile Home Park in Tracy, California — about 60 miles east of San Francisco — has baffled law enforcement officials. A dozen different agencies are looking for her.
It isn’t clear if this man is involved with her disappearance, however his actions are disturbing to many. Some media outlets are reporting Sandra was “friendly” with older men in the neighborhood but not defining what “friendly” means. Most describe her as a typical outgoing second-grader who has a bubbly personality.
A man who lived in a trailer behind the one in which Sandra Cantu lives has been questioned three times by police, but he’s no more a suspect now than anyone else, investigators say. Glenn Moore/Tracy PressPolice have questioned a martial arts instructor three times about his alleged sexual interaction two years ago with an 8-year-old Tracy girl missing since Friday.
Police and the family have confirmed that the man — whose name and age police, family and neighbors withheld — had reportedly kissed Sandra Cantu on the lips while she was swimming in the mobile home park’s pool two years ago. Sandra’s 15-year-old brother Thomas Fortin suggested he might be in his 40s or 50s.
The man lives behind the home of Sandra, who was last seen around 4 p.m. Friday before the family reported her missing. More than 73 hours have passed since then.