The Latest: Vehicle in river in region where family vanished - InfoNews

Current Conditions

6.8°C

The Latest: Vehicle in river in region where family vanished

April 10, 2018 - 2:31 PM

LOS ANGELES - The Latest on a family that disappeared on road trip in Northern California (all times local):

2:30 p.m.

Authorities are planning a search of a rain-swollen river where a vehicle reportedly fell in last week in the same region of Northern California where a family vanished during a road trip.

Mendocino County sheriff's Lt. Shannon Barney tells The Press-Democrat newspaper that officials will launch a search of the south fork of the Eel River once water levels drop and the flow slows.

Witnesses reported a newer-model maroon vehicle went into the river about 1 p.m. Friday during stormy weather. The vehicle was southbound on U.S. 101, pulled into a turnout and went over the side and into the river.

San Jose police say four members of the Thottapilly family have been missing since last week while on a road trip from Portland, Oregon, to their home in Santa Clarita, California. A relative who had been expecting them in San Jose on Friday reported them missing on Sunday.

A "missing" poster on Facebook identifies the family members as 42-year-old Sandeep, 38-year-old Soumya, 12-year-old Siddhanty and 9-year-old Saachi. Their car is a maroon or burgundy 2016 Honda Pilot with license plates 7MMX138.

The poster says their last known location was the "Klamath-Redwood National Park area."

___

11:46 a.m.

Authorities say a family of four has been missing since last week while on a road trip from Portland, Oregon, to their home in Santa Clarita, California.

San Jose police said Tuesday a relative called on April 8 to report the Thottapilly family missing.

Police say the family was expected at a relative's home in San Jose on April 6 but did not arrive, and hasn't been heard from since April 5.

A "missing" poster on Facebook identifies the family members as 42-year-old Sandeep, 38-year-old Soumya, 12-year-old Siddhanty and 9-year-old Saachi. Their car is a maroon or burgundy 2016 Honda Pilot with license plates 7MMX138.

The poster says their last known location was the "Klamath-Redwood National Park area."

Heavy rain fell on that northwestern California region last week.

News from © The Associated Press, 2018
The Associated Press

  • Popular vernon News
  • Comments
  • TRENDING NOW: Instant justice for lousy driver
    %%NoDefaultImage%% Matt Bentkowski posted this video to YouTube calling it Insta-Justice. Whatever you call it, there is something satisfying about having a front row seat when a bad d
  • CRA scammer turns ugly after calling a Kelowna cop
    KELOWNA - A Mountie became the target of one of those Canada Revenue Agency scammers while answering the phone at the Kelowna RCMP detachment. When the officer identified himself, the fraud
  • Dead dog dumped in bush near Kelowna
    KELOWNA – The president of a Kelowna backcountry cleanup non-profit found the discarded body of a dead German shepherd in the bush over the weekend. Kane Blake was on his way to a popu
  • Website pulls Humboldt T-shirt after Halifax cartoonist complains
    HALIFAX - An Australian website has stopped selling a T-shirt featuring a misappropriated Halifax newspaper cartoon about the Humboldt bus crash tragedy. Bruce MacKinnon of the Halifax Chron
  • Kelowna anti-abortion group taking their message to the road
    KELOWNA – It's been a while since anti-abortion activists in Kelowna have stirred up controversy, but may soon change. The Kelowna Right to Life Society has equipped a commercial v
View Site in: Desktop | Mobile