Authorities Find Two More Bodies of Valencia Family Vanished

Authorities Find Two More Bodies of Valencia Family Vanished

Authorities Find Two More Bodies of Valencia Family Vanished

The sheriff's office said last week that along with various personal items found along the river that were consistent with a family traveling on vacation, there were several items positively identified by relatives as belonging to the Thottapilly family.

The vehicle was encased in sediment and visibility was poor but divers believed there was at least one body inside, officials said.

The Mendocino County Sheriff's Office said in a statement that they have found the bodies of 41-year-old Sandeep Thottapilly and 9-year-old Saachi Thottapilly after searchers located the SUV on Sunday in the Eel River.

On April 6, witnesses reported seeing a similar-looking vehicle falling off a steep embankment and into the Eel River off U.S. Route 101 near Leggett, a small camping and hiking destination in Northern California, authorities said.

The bodies of his father and 9-year-old sister were found inside the submerged auto on Sunday and his mother's body was found last Friday.

A team of more than 20 searchers discovered the auto lying submerged between 4 and 6 feet of water and found the bodies inside the vehicle, the sheriff's office said.

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Soumya Thottapilly was found in an area previously covered with water from the storm-swollen river.

Authorities in Mendocino County Monday said searchers found the bodies of two more members of a Valencia family of four who disappeared when their SUV tumbled into a river amid a driving rainstorm. Their last known location was near Klamath near the OR border.

They were reported missing on April 8 when they failed to show up for a visit at their relatives place in San Jose.

The Klamath River and a string of state and federal redwood parks lie along USA 101, north of where motorists saw the vehicle fall into the Eel River.

A powerful storm dropped 2 to 5 inches of rain the day the family went missing. Once recovered the body was identified by family members. Authorities say they believe the crash was intentional. The crash happened just days after authorities in Washington state opened an investigation following allegations the children were being neglected.

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