Bodies of Thottapilly family members located in Eel River

LEGGETT, CA. – After days of searching, authorities have found a submerged van in the Eel River.

As of Monday, all four victims have been found.

The Thottapilly family from Santa Clarita had been missing since April 6.

The CHP says their van ran off Highway 101 south of Dora Creek during heavy rain, and plunged into the Eel River.

The Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office says that search crews found the body of the last missing family member at around 4PM on Monday – that of 12-year-old Siddhant Thottapilly.

His body was located submerged in the Eel River, near Confusion Hill, about six miles north of where the crash occurred.

Rescue crews found and recovered the family’s van on Sunday, about a mile north of where the crash took place.

That day they also found two bodies inside the vehicle, identified as those of 41-year old Sandeep Thottapilly, and his 9-year-old daughter, Saachi.

On Friday, the body of his wife, 38-year old Soumya Thottapilly was found nearby on a riverbank.

Anyone with more information pertaining to the family’s route of travel, places where they stopped, or who they may have come into contact with, is asked to call Garberville area CHP.