Bodies of missing Indian family members found in California river

Canadian authorities said the man seen in the Facebook video has been under investigation

Canadian authorities said the man seen in the Facebook video has been under investigation

- Authorities in Mendocino County today found the body of a 12-year-old Valencia boy who died along with his parents and sister when their SUV tumbled into a river amid a driving rainstorm.

This photo was posted on Sandeep Thottapilly's Facebook page on October 22, 2013. Inside the vehicle, which was recovered Sunday, were the bodies of 41-year-old Sandeep Thottapilly and his 9-year-old daughter, Saachi. "Visibility was extremely poor and divers noted the vehicle was encased in a large amount of sediment from the river current", the statement said.

Recovery efforts continued through the morning, until the vehicle was partially removed from the river about 6:30 p.m.

Autopsies to determined the victims' cause of death will be performed later this week.

The body of his wife, 38-year-old Soumya, was recovered the day before.

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The search and rescue teams in the United States recovered the bodies of two more members of the Indian American family that had gone missing while travelling from OR to California about 10 days ago.

The Thottapilly family were traveling from Portland, Oregon, to San Jose when they "suddenly stopped communicating with family in Valencia" on April 5.

The family was believed to be vacationing when they were reported missing last week.

Crews searching for a family whose vehicle plunged into a rain-swollen Northern California river more than a week ago have found the sport utility vehicle and the bodies of a man and a girl inside, authorities said yesterday. That vehicle went over the edge of Highway 101 at mile marker 95. On Friday, the body of a woman was recovered about 7 miles north of the reported crash site.

Five bodies were found March 26 near Mendocino, a few days after Washington state authorities began investigating the Harts for possible child neglect. Mr. Thottapilly and his daughter were found inside a vehicle in about four to six feet of water.

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