Last body found from Eel River crash

MENDOCINO – Another high profile accident investigation in Mendocino County is wrapping up. The sheriff’s office there says the fourth–and last — body from a wreck in the Eel River, has been recovered. The Thottapilly family of Santa Clarita died when their van went off the road and into the rain-swollen river on April 6th.

Their vehicle was submerged and the rapid river was too dangerous for an immediate search. Monday, the body of 12-year-old son Siddhant Thottapilly was found about six miles from where the accident happened. Last friday, divers found the body of his mother, Souyma. On Sunday, they found their S-U-V,  his father, Sandeep, and his sister, Saachi, still inside.