Mom who drove SUV with family off cliff was drunk

Christine Oviedo will be sad to leave the Grandview Woodland home that's been in her family for eight decades

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. The woman had not been formally identified but Mendocino County Sheriff Thomas Allman earlier said the body was believed to have been one of the people in the auto. At a press conference on Friday, the Coroner originally said that the body was that of a child but later said that it was an adult female.

The toxicology report was released Friday in California as authorities in Washington state provided details about visits from child protective services to the family's home there.

The family from Santa Clarita have not been heard from since late last week when they were in Klamath-Redwood National Park area in Northern California.

The missing were identified as Sandeep Thottapilly, 41, Soumya Thottapilly, 38, Siddhant Thottapilly, 12, and Saachi Thottapilly, 9.

Authorities were looking into whether the family was linked to a vehicle that went into the Eel River in Mendocino County on April 6, when a massive storm hit Northern California. A search for the vehicle was called off when it became too risky for rescuers.

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

Christine Oviedo and her husband took good care of the yard of a home that's been in her family since 1939
Christine Oviedo and her husband took good care of the yard of a home that's been in her family since 1939

Searchers have found numerous items from the vehicle's body and interior.

The anxious father also posted a Facebook message asking Sandeep's employer, Union Bank, to assist in finding the family.

The search along the south fork of the Eel River is north of where another search has been going on along the Mendocino County coast for members of a family of eight whose SUV plunged off a towering ocean bluff and into the surf line below.

Two more are missing and another body has been found but not identified.

Sarah Hart earlier had faced allegations of mistreatment in Minnesota, where she and Jennifer lived when the children were adopted about a decade ago from Texas.

This comes after a body, believed to be one of the children, was found near the cliff last week.

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