Last time that Sandra Cantu was seen alive!
Sandra Cantu's Family Crushed By Death as Police Continue to Hunt Her Killer
Local News Reports Indicate Sandra's Mother Hospitalized After Girl's Body Found
By SARAH NETTER and LAURA MARQUEZ / April 9, 2009
The family of the 8-year-old California girl whose body was found stuffed in a suitcase this week is "holding up as best they can," according to the girl's aunt, while police continue their intensive search for the killer.
"We want to find out what happened to our little girl," Sandra Cantu's aunt, Angie Chavez, told "Good Morning America" today. "She did have a full life ahead of her. She was full of life."
The death of Maria Chavez's youngest child has been extraordinarily devastating for her and the entire family, Chavez said. The family has taken some comfort in the vast swath of candles, balloons, stuffed animals and handwritten notes the community has left in support outside the Tracy, Calif., mobile home park where the family lived.
The San Jose Mercury News reported yesterday that both the girl's mother and grandmother had to be hospitalized after learning her body had been found.
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