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The body was found as crews searched for the family along the Northern California river where it is believed they may have been swept away in heavy rains, the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office said at a Friday news conference.

The sheriff's office released a statement Thursday saying that along with various personal items found that were consistent with a family traveling on vacation, there were several items positively identified by relatives as belonging to the Thottapilly family.

On Tuesday and Wednesday the searchers combed the riverbanks and located the personal items, which were identified as belonging to the Tottapillys by family members.

A family of four is now overlooking from California, and authorities fear They Might Have pushed in the Eel River while over a road trip. But after spending two weeks with the family Argyropoulos said she noticed kindness, love and respect for the children was largely absent.

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

Officials later learned it matched the description of the Thottapilly's maroon Honda Pilot.

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Five bodies were found March 26 near the small city of Mendocino, a few days after Washington state authorities began investigating the Harts for possible child neglect, but three of their children were not found at the scene.

The-Lost motor vehicle dragged to some turnout, was reportedly southbound on Highway 101 and went over the side and also in to the river.

On Thursday, the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office said it had found belongings of the Thottapilly family, of Santa Clarita, as well as auto parts from their SUV about 14 miles down river from where investigators believe they rolled down an embankment. A powerful storm late last week dropped 2 to 5 inches of rain in the region.

Farther south along the Mendocino County coast, authorities proceed to find associates of the Hart household, overlooking past 42, since an SUV left a dip away a towering sea bluff.

More details in the death investigation of the couple who drove their six adopted children off a cliff. A body pulled out of the surf last weekend was not immediately identified.

Jennifer Jean Hart and Sarah Margaret Hart, both 38, and three children - Markis, 19, and Jeremiah and Abigail, both 14 - were confirmed dead.

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