Bodies of Missing Valencia Father and Daughter Found in Flooded NorCal River

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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 vehicle reportedly crashed, Mendocino County Sheriff's Office Capt. Gregory L. Van Patten said in a statement. The couple's 12-year-old son, Sidhhanty Thottapilly, remains missing.

The family was traveling from Portland, Oregon, to their home in Santa Clarita.

The vehicle was encased in a large amount of sediment from the river current and it took hours for the auto to be towed out, leading to the removal of the two bodies, the sheriff's office was cited as saying by the New York Times.

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According to the San Jose Police Department, the family of Sandeep Thottapilly was supposed to have arrived to visit a friend in the San Jose area on April 6 but did not make it as scheduled. On Friday, the body of a woman was recovered about 7 miles north of the reported crash site.

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 search teams then started to look and spotted a vehicle that was submerged around 4 to 6 feet underneath the water. The Mendocino County Sheriff's Office identified the body of the adult female that was recovered earlier from the river as being that of Sandeep's wife, Soumya. MORE: Missing Valencia family's belongings found in NorCal river The California Highway Patrol does not believe there is any foul play. They had been traveling south from OR along Highway 101 when the incident occurred, officials said. "These items were of a personal nature and will not be described further at this time, but it does confirm the fact the vehicle that was seen going into the river was that of the Thottapilly family". The family was last heard from in the town of Klamath, Del Norte County, on April 5, they said.

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