California: SUV of missing Indian family of four crashed off cliff, bodies recovered from river

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: April 17, 2018 1:56:46 pm

Sandeep Thottapilly and family. (Source: Facebook)

Investigators searching for a missing Indian family in Northern California found the body of a 12-year-old boy – the last of four members who died after their car plunged into the rain-swollen Eel river.

The family — Sandeep Thottapilly, 41, his wife Soumya Thottapilly, 38, and their two kids Siddhanth, 12 and Saachi, 9 — were on a road trip when they reportedly went missing on April 5. Siddhant’s body was found 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.

On Sunday, the officials found the sports utility vehicle with bodies of Sandeep and Saachi…

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