FBI Murder Investigation Leads to Idaho Questioning

April 24, 2009

Detectives investigating the murder of a California girl have taken their case to Lewiston, Idaho.

A television station in Sacramento reports authorities have questioned people at the Warner Alliance Church in North Idaho. Police are questioning people about Pastor Lane Lawless.

He is the grandfather of 28-year-old Melissa Huckaby. She is charged with raping and kidnapping 8-year-old Sandra Cantu.

Lawless is also the pastor of the Baptist church in California where Huckaby taught Sunday school.

Sources say Lawless was questioned years ago about alleged child abuse at the Lewiston church.

There is little information out about Lawless' connection with the Idaho church. Authorities in Lewiston say they do not have a criminal investigation open on Lawless.


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