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Reward for missing Tracy girl

A Modesto-based nonprofit group is offering a $5,000 reward to anyone who provides information that helps police find a missing 8-year-old girl from Tracy.

Police Sgt. Tony Sheneman said he believes Sandra Cantu is alive and well, but her whereabouts are unknown.

Some 450 agents, investigators and volunteers are searching. Sandra has been missing since about 8 p.m. Friday. Police say Sandra was seen on surveillance video returning to the mobile home park where her family lives before 4 p.m. Friday, and then walking away a little later.

Authorities searched homes and cars at the mobile park Sunday. They say there is no evidence Sandra was abducted or the victim of foul play and are investigating the incident as a missing persons case.

The reward from the Carole Sund/Carrington Memorial Reward Foundation added to a previous $2,000 reward fund provided by the FBI and Tracy Crimestoppers.

Anyone with information about Sandra's whereabouts is encouraged to call Tracy police at 831-4550, Tracy Crimestoppers at 831-6847 or the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children at 800-843-5678.

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