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Missing Girl's Body Found in Suitcase

Trunk in irrigation pond on California dairy farm
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 7, 2009 2:41 AM CDT

The body of a missing 8-year-old Northern California girl has been found stuffed in a suitcase in an irrigation pond on a dairy farm, reports the San Francisco Chronicle. Second-grader Sandra Cantu vanished after leaving home last month to visit a friend. FBI officials have joined an investigation by Tracy police. "All I can say is: 'Why?' She was a wonderful child, and very trusting," said a neighbor. "She loved everybody. She was happy." (Read more child stories.)

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