Bodies of missing father and daughter found in flooded NorCal Ri

The mother said her children are finding it difficult to sleep in their grandmother's living and she is becoming increasingly down as time goes

The family was officially reported as missing to the San Jose Police Department on April 8, the statement added.

The Mendocino County Sheriff's Office said in a statement that they have found the bodies of 41-year-old Sandeep Thottapilly and 9-year-old Saachi Thottapilly after searchers located the SUV on Sunday in the Eel River.

Last week, the rescue team had found the body of a woman, later identified to be that of Soumya, and remains of the vehicle and the belongings of the Thottapilly family.

The search and rescue teams in the United States recovered the bodies of two more members of the Indian American family that had gone missing while travelling from OR to California about 10 days ago.

A search team on a boat smelled gasoline about a half-mile (1 kilometer) downstream from where the crash was reported and found the Honda Pilot underwater, authorities said.

Soon thereafter, search divers entered the water and were able to feel what they believed to be a person inside of the vehicle.

Cindy Bartley, assistant to Chief Deputy Coroner Shannon Barney, told India-West that the bodies of Sandeep, Soumya, and Saachi are now with the coroner's office. The search consisted of 21 water searchers, which included two jet-ski teams, two boat teams and several Kayak/Carlson board teams. They were driving from Portland, Oregon to San Jose in Southern California. Family members last heard from them on April 5 and said it's rare for them not to be in contact.

Sandeep grew up in Surat city in Gujarat and settled down in the United States over 15 years ago.

Farther south, authorities were still looking for the missing members of a different family whose SUV plunged off a towering ocean bluff along the Pacific Coast Highway last month.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is reportedly contributing to the search operations launched to locate the Indian family that has been missing for over a week in California.

Sarah and Jennifer Hart and their six adopted children were believed to be in the SUV at the time.

The Thottapillys' vehicle was completely submerged under heavy water, said Bartley, noting that intense rains had soaked the river, which was moving very swiftly.

The captain noted that the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office Coroner's Division identified on April 15 the body it had found two days earlier as Soumya Somanath Thottapilly.

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