US Body of last missing family member found in California river

07:51  17 april  2018
07:51  17 april  2018 Source:   Associated Press

Woman's body found in California river where family vanished

  Woman's body found in California river where family vanished Authorities searching for a family whose SUV plunged into a Northern California river have found the body of a woman. It was found Friday several miles from where the family's SUV fell into the Eel River.A search team found the body about 7 miles (11 kilometers) south of where the family's SUV fell into the rain-swollen Eel River last week, Mendocino County Sheriff Thomas Allman told a news conference in the community of Leggett.

Searchers looking for a family of four whose SUV plunged into a Northern California river have found the Four members of the Thottapilly family , including a man and wife and two children, went Five bodies were found March 26 but three children remain missing . A body pulled out of the surf last

Authorities searching for a family whose SUV plunged into a Northern California river have found the body of a child. Two children were among the four members of the Thottapilly family of Santa Clarita, Calif., who were reported missing by relatives.

File - This photo released April 12, 2018, by The Mendocino County Sheriff's Office shows the Eel River in Northern California. Authorities searching for a family whose SUV plunged into a rain-swollen Northern California river found the vehicle and the body of a man and a girl inside it. The Mendocino County Sheriff's Office said Monday, April 16, 2018, that searchers located the car Sunday and recovered the bodies of Sandeep Thottapilly and Saachi Thottapilly. (Lt. Shannon Barney/Mendocino County Sheriff's Office via AP, File) © The Associated Press File - This photo released April 12, 2018, by The Mendocino County Sheriff's Office shows the Eel River in Northern California. Authorities searching for a family whose SUV plunged into a rain-swollen Northern California river found the vehicle and the body of a man and a girl inside it. The Mendocino County Sheriff's Office said Monday, April 16, 2018, that searchers located the car Sunday and recovered the bodies of Sandeep Thottapilly and Saachi Thottapilly. (Lt. Shannon Barney/Mendocino County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)

LEGGETT, Calif. — Searchers on Monday found the body of a 12-year-old boy in a Northern California river — the last of four family members who perished when their sport utility vehicle plunged into the rain-swollen torrent.

Second family may have perished in California near Hart clan's plunge, police say

  Second family may have perished in California near Hart clan's plunge, police say A vehicle fell into a rain-swollen river and vanished last week in the same region of California's far north coast where a family that vanished during a road trip is last known to have been, authorities said.Just weeks after a family perished in a fatal plunge from an ocean overlook along the Pacific Coast Highway in Northern California, rescuers are searching for another family feared to have driven into water.

Authorities searching for a family whose SUV plunged into a Northern California river have found the body of a child. Two children were among the four members of the Thottapilly family of Santa Clarita, Calif., who were reported missing by relatives.

Authorities searching for a family whose SUV plunged into a Northern California river have found the body of a child. Two children were among the four members of the Thottapilly family of Santa Clarita, Calif., who were reported missing by relatives.

The body of Siddhant Thottapilly was found at about 4 p.m. submerged in the Eel River about 6 miles (9.6 kilometers) downstream from where the family car reportedly crashed, Mendocino County Sheriff's Office Capt. Gregory L. Van Patten said in a statement.

The body was found a day after the car with Siddhant's father and younger sister inside were pulled from the river sediment.

A search team on a boat smelled gasoline about a half-mile (1 kilometer) downstream from where the crash was reported and found the Honda Pilot underwater, authorities said.

Inside were the bodies of Sandeep Thottapilly, 41, and 9-year-old Saachi Thottapilly.

The boy's mother, Soumya Thottapilly, 38, was found Friday miles from the crash site in an area previously covered with water from the storm-swollen river.

Santa Clarita Valley family of four goes missing during road trip

  Santa Clarita Valley family of four goes missing during road trip A Santa Clarita Valley family of four driving home from Oregon has been reported missing, authorities said. The Thottapilly family, of Valencia, were returning home from Portland and were expected to arrive at a family member’s home in San Jose on April 6 but never made it, according to the San Jose Police Department, which is handling the case. The family has not been been seen or heard from since April 5, the department said in a statement. Their relatives filed a missing-persons report on April 8.According to a flier posted on Facebook, the family consists of Sandeep Thotapilly, 42, Soumya Thottapilly, 38, and their 12-year-old son Siddhant and 9-year-old daughter Saachi.

Authorities searching for a family whose SUV plunged into a Northern California river have found the body of a child. Two children were among the four members of the Thottapilly family of Santa Clarita, Calif., who were reported missing by relatives.

Authorities searching for a family whose SUV plunged into a Northern California river have found the body of a child. Two children were among the four members of the Thottapilly family of Santa Clarita, Calif., who were reported missing by relatives.

The Thottapillys were traveling from Portland, Oregon, to their home in the Los Angeles suburb of Santa Clarita when they were reported missing April 8 after failing to show up for a visit with relatives in San Jose.

The crash site is about 200 miles (322 kilometers) northwest of San Jose.

The driver apparently had pulled off the road during a powerful storm but the SUV went over the edge of an embankment into the flooded river, sheriff's officials have said.

Dozens of searchers had been combing the river with Jet Skis, boats and kayaks, along with dive teams.

Farther south, authorities were still looking for the missing members of a different family whose SUV plunged off a towering ocean bluff along the Pacific Coast Highway last month.

Sarah and Jennifer Hart and their six adopted children were believed to be in the SUV at the time. Authorities say they believe the crash was intentional.

Five bodies were found March 26 near Mendocino, a few days after Washington state authorities began investigating the Harts for possible child neglect. Three of the children have not been found. A body was pulled from the surf April 7 but has not been identified.

Body pulled from surf could be child from Mendocino crash, authorities say .
Authorities say they may have found one of the missing children who likely plunged off a Northern California cliff in a fatal car crash that officials suspect was intentional. A Washington state couple and three of their children were killed March 26 when their car fell 100 feet off a remote stretch of Highway 1 in Mendocino County into the Pacific Ocean. Investigators pulled five bodies from the wreckage, but haven't been able to find the couple's other threeA Washington state couple and three of their children were killed March 26 when their car fell 100 feet off a remote stretch of Highway 1 in Mendocino County into the Pacific Ocean.

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