[UPDATE 3:39 p.m.] Searchers Believe They Have Found Body of One of the Missing Thottapilly Family
We’re not going to stop until our resources are at the limit, he said.
The Thottapilly family’s vehicle went into the Eel River on April 5.
We will update as soon as possible.
UPDATE 12:56 p.m.: Sheriff Allman stated that the
child’s woman’s body* was located at the Dimmick Overcrossing.
UPDATE 2:57 p.m.: The location is near Andersonia between Cooks Valley and Piercy.*UPDATE 3:39 p.m.: The Mendocino Sheriff’s Office issued a correction saying that the body was that of an adult female. The press release also states,
The body was found on exposed terrain which appeared to have covered by the Eel River within the last few days as a result of a recent weather storm which brought heavy rain to the area.
Identification of the body is pending at this time and an autopsy is anticipated to be conducted on 04-17-2018.
Searchers are continuing to search for the missing family members and their vehicle which is believed to still be submerged somewhere in the Eel River.
- Vehicle Upside Down in Water by Confusion Hill on 101
- Rescuers Unable to Recover Occupant(s) or Vehicle After It Plunged Into Eel River
- CHP Searched Sunday for Vehicle and Occupant(s) That Disappeared Into the Eel on Friday
- River Still Hasn’t Dropped Enough to Locate Vehicle That Was Swallowed Last Friday
- Dive Teams Sought for Missing People in the Hart Accident off Hwy 1 and the Missing Vehicle That Was Swallowed by the Eel River on Friday
- Multiple Agencies Searching for Vehicle Swallowed by Eel River
- Witness Tells of Vehicle Tipping Onto Two Wheels and Tumbling Over the Bank Into the Eel River Near Confusion Hill North of Leggett; Searchers Scour the River Tuesday
- Motorized Boat and Helicopter Join the Search for Vehicle Submerged in the Eel River
- Relatives of Missing Thottapilly Family Identify Items Found at Eel River Crash Site