Two days after Gujarat resident Thottapally Babu Subramaniam tweeted to Union External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, urging her to help locate his son, daughter-in-law and grandchildren, authorities in the USA are fearing the worst. The rain caused the river to swell and to be clouded with mud and debris, Wunderlich said.
Searchers in Mendocino County were looking Tuesday for an SUV that was swept into a river last week, and which matches the description of a vehicle in which four members of a missing Valencia family were riding on a trip from Portland, Oregon, to San Jose.
The family home of a missing Co Down woman has been gutted in an accidental house fire destroying her belongings.
Sandeep Thottapilly, his wife Soumya, and their children Siddhant and Saachi. "The photo of the missing family is attached herewith. we have taken help of Facebook post to reach out to more and more people in California...", Babu Subramaniam Thottapily tweeted on April 9. "Would request your good office to take up this matter with concerned authorities in US and help find my son and his family as soon as possible", the post read. "Through the collaborated efforts of all the involved agencies we are working to resolve this incident as quickly and safely as possible".
She also said she had asked for a report from India's Consul General in San Francisco.
"My friends have been to hell and back first losing their daughter/sister Lisa Dorrian in 2005 who was murdered but her body has never been found".
The lost vehicle was reportedly southbound on Highway 101, pulled into a turnout and went over the side and into the river.
The vehicle is the same kind that the Thottapilly family owned.
Latest reports relating to the Indian family missing in the U.S. since April 5 indicated that their vehicle might have got washed away in floods.
According to the family, the last known location of Sandeep was in Redwood National and State Parks in northern California.
"This vehicle and the missing person's vehicle are similar but, at this time, we are unable to confirm it's the same vehicle", authorities had said.
William Wunderlich, California Highway Patrol Officer, said that police was still working to find whether the vehicle was indeed the one that the family was travelling in.
Sandeep and family was in a maroon Honda Pilot with a California registration plate (7MMX138) and had last got in touch with their family in Surat on Thursday.