Somber Birthday Celebration for Sandra Cantu

March 9, 2010 12:00:00 AM PST
There was a somber birthday celebration Monday night for Sandra Cantu, the Tracy girl whose body was discovered in a suitcase one year ago.She would have turned nine-years-old Monday and the community that spent ten days searching for her after Cantu disappeared came together for her birthday Monday night.

Cantu's mother attended the event. She was gratified at the overwhelming support she's received from the community.

A neighbor, Melissa Huckaby, is accused of kidnapping, raping and killing Cantu. She awaits trial on those charges.