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Psychic in rift with Tracy police over Cantu case posts her predictions about Sandra

By khulac
Friday, May 1st, 2009 at 9:37 am in Crime.

Whatever you believe about psychics, Dani Pedlow’s initial thoughts about the Sandra Cantu case certainly seemed to have a tinge of truth, assuming this e-mail exchange she posted on her website this morning is true.

The posting is in response to our story about her beef with the Tracy police department.

Police and psychics working together to solve crimes isn’t anything new, but in the case of the Sandra Cantu murder case, this time it seems to be more a situation of Police vs. The Psychic.

The Los Angeles-based Pedlow, whose claim to fame is she predicted on live radio how a Poughkeepsie, N.Y., serial killer would be found, is upset because she swears she sent some tips to the Tracy police that identified where Sandra’s body would be found and is entitled to some of the reward money.

(Incidentally, Bay Area residents, Pedlow says she did undergraduate work in psychology and minored in criminology at Cal Poly and was offered a scholarship to U.C. Berkeley, but she instead went to New York to work on the radio.)

Here’s a few tidbits from her website biography:

“My life as a clairvoyant began at birth. It always was. It was never a choice, it was part of my identity. My listening to The Spirit within me, led to resistance from my parents. My persistence was greeted with hostility and denial in the beginning, then things were altered by defining moments in my life.

“One of my first defining moments occurred when I was 4 and a half years old. My father, sister, and I were taking a walk in Niagara Falls Park. My sister was learning to walk and was slow, so I ran ahead. In Niagara Falls, due to the forceful winds, metal trash cans at the park are placed in iron rod receptacles which shield them from tipping over due to the strong gusts of wind. I spotted a trash can and I turned around to “announce” to my father that there was a gun in that trash can. My father said, “no, there isn’t.” I remember the sense of frustration and anger that people were denying what I would “sense.” I said, “yes there is.” I ran ahead and proceeded to rock that iron rod container until both the trash can and receptacle were laying on the ground-against the protests of my father. I yelled there is a gun in there- “then he responded it is a toy gun.” I said “no it is not,” and I retrieved it.”

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  • Beth

    Contrary to insinuation, no, those yellow highlighted parts on the page of emails are NOT inconsistent with each other! Police do acknowledge they got info from at least one psychic. But fyi receipt of a tip doesn’t necessarily prove it got serious review or utilized in any way, if felt from the start to lack credibility. Besides that, since when does “barranca” (Spanish word for canyon or ravine) mean submerged in a manmade farmland pond? Obviously it doesn’t! And they’re nothing alike. And as for the “tip” the girl was killed by someone who lives nearby, that’s a common statistical fact of child murderers. FYI, I do believe in the veracity of some psychics (such as a specific other one whose posts on Laci Peterson I followed for months before her body was found). But THIS one, trying to cash in on the Cantu case, I don’t believe. I believe 100% credit goes to the workers who drained the pond, which revealed the suitcase entombment.

  • Donna Young

    If the only thing she is worried about is the money then she should be ashamaed of herself, any one with a GOD given gift should not expect people to pay because they gave information. If she did not directly call the police she is not entitled to the money anyway.
    If I was her I would be embarrassed to have said such a stupid thing.
    Donna Young

  • jc

    ok – what are the winning lotto #s ??

  • WOW

    well there goes business for her even if she is right. True psychics wouldn’t even dream of making a comment like that! Shame on her!!

  • Granny

    Donna-
    Being a psychic is not a God-given gift. God does not operate in mystery and veiled shadow, using tea leaves, lines on palms, and cards to tell people what will happen. There are other spirits at work there. Yes they do “good” works. The Bible says that Satan comes as an Angel of Light. God usually does not tell us the exact future because then we would never have any faith in Him.
    Please read your bible, and if you don’t have one go to http://www.rbcministries.com. They can get you one.

  • Anna

    Well, at first I totally thought the same thing as the other comments, what a twit, a fake psychic, greed greed greed.

    THEN I went to the website and you know what… I changed my mind, only because I know for a fact that the coverup of how HIGH the Sandra Cantu murder goes, the PD’s have been “keeping a lid on the whole mess”, and there is a whole lot more, in the past, this murder did not just happen, and a well organized pedo ring with high level connex is involved.

    I suspect this psychic KNOWs all this, so all this is part of discrediting her. I know for a fact that they went to the church and specically looked for the “glvoes” hence the “I found it” when they found the gloves. THAT alone is huge. As for the barranca stuff, I believe specific direction was given.

    I think she could care less about the money and more about other aspects of other tips being shut down.

    If you love your kids, wake up and take a second look at this.

    PS I didn’t even know the psychic’s identity until I came across this site.

  • gman

    a fake psychic?

    Is there any other kind? :)