Woman WIth Same Name As Suspect Gets Death Threats

A Northern California woman who has the same name as the Sunday school teacher charged with murdering an 8-year-old girl says she is getting death threats from people who mistake her for the suspect.

Like the Tracy resident who is accused of killing Sandra Cantu and putting her body in a suitcase, the Melissa Huckaby who lives 14 miles away in Manteca is 28 years old, has a 5-year-old daughter and volunteers at church.

The improbable similarities have created inevitable confusion. News crews keep calling or showing up in Manteca looking for the wrong woman. And so many people posted threatening messages on her MySpace page that the misidentified Huckaby says she fears for her safety.

She and her parents are speaking out in hopes of clearing her name.


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  • by need advice Location: abnc on Apr 18, 2009 at 07:33 PM
    I am having to deal with a charge on my background record of resisting a public officer because of a lady 700 miles away with the same name..HELP..
  • by Geez on Apr 18, 2009 at 01:58 PM
    The accused murderer is in jail. What's wrong with these people?????
  • by Anonymous on Apr 18, 2009 at 11:44 AM
    I'm sure that is very scary. My mother and her second cousin have the same first and last name. But their first name are spelled different. So I can imagine what this person is going through. Good luck.
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