One of the first articles about this was in the Orange County Register on Sunday April 19, 2009. The article itself is a good long look at some of her adventures in Southern California, including her brush with fire. Woman suspected in 8-year-old's slaying grew up in O.C. Melissa Huckaby blended in at high school before hitting rocky patch. By SARAH TULLY and LOU PONSI excerpt "Before moving to Tracy, Huckaby rented a room for a few months in a four-bedroom house in La Palma in 2007. "She was very nice ... very cordial," said Evelyn Lloyd, her housemate who lived at the house for about 12 years. "Every girl who ended up in (that) house had a story. She (Huckaby) really didn't have a story. She was very secretive." At first, Lloyd said she "never detected any depression or craziness or any violent behavior." But then, in 2007, two fires were set at the house just eight days apart. Lloyd was arrested in the first fire on July 20, but the case against her was dismissed. Lloyd said Huckaby might have set her up. Huckaby and her daughter were at the house when the second fire broke out, on July 28, said La Palma Police Chief Edward Ethell. Everyone who lived at the house, including Huckaby, was questioned about the fire. Huckaby was considered a "person of interest," but she was not arrested, Ethell said. La Palma police officers are sharing information about the fire case with the Tracy Police Department and the investigation is ongoing, Ethell said."