UPDATED at end of article 4/01/09 11 am,
Tracy, CA- Breaking Developments in the case of missing 8 year old Sandra Cantu. Sandra was last seen outside her home at Orchard Estates Mobile Home Park at 4 PM on Friday March 27. Although the family and their spokesperson have adamantly stated otherwise, Sgt. Tony Shenemen of the Tracy Police Department maintains law enforcements position that they will find this young girl alive and she has not been abducted.
Police have confirmed there are 2 men who reside in the complex that are considered persons of interest in the case and are being interviewed by the FBI. Late last evening, FBI Crime Scene Technicians removed two vehicles from the complex in closed trailers in conjunction with additional evidence recovered from different locations. The name of one of the men who have been identified as persons of interest is being withheld pending approval by a judge. The other, Christian Sinclair, 49, a resident of Orchard Estates was arrested last evening for interfering in a Police Investigation but was later released. The incident is said to be unrelated to the ongoing investigation as to the whereabouts of Sandra Cantu. Late this afternoon, the second person of interest, Frank Wohler, a martial arts instructer admitted to a source on the scene that it was he who kissed Sandra Cantu at the pool two years ago in an effort to be nice. He also said she would stop over to see if she could help with yard work on occasion.
Chris Sinclair is the son of the owners of the residence, Mr. and Mrs. Sammie and Conrad Sinclair,ages 76 and 71 respectively. Chris’s brother Brandon committed suicide in 2004 due to depression over a job injury claim, and is believed to be the owner of the license plate on the Isuzu Trooper registered in Wyoming. In addition to impounding the cars, agents searched 4 park residences and 2 other homes; one in Tracy and one in Oakland, CA. A source inside the investigation has confirmed to blinkoncrime that men’s hair coloring and evidence of someone cutting off longer hair was found, leading to the initial warrants for additional searches last evening.
Sgt Shenemen also confirmed to Blinkoncrime.com Sandra Cantu’s Mother was asked for some of Sandra’s personal effects, such as a tooth brush, hair brush, and pillow cases and those items have been sent to the FBI lab for processing.
Check back for updates to this developing story.
Update 1- Did Sandra’s Dad cash a check and return to Mexico? Reports from a local donor indicate Mr. Cantu cashed a check and returned to Mexico on Sunday evening. The Tracy Police department is verifying his location but does not suspect Sandra is in Mexico.
There are a total of 4 cars that have been sent to the FBI impound lab in this case. Two from Sinclair, one from Wohler, and a late model grey Mercedes from an undisclosed ownerwithin the Orchard Estates Mobile home park.