Police have confirmed that the body they discovered yesterday was in fact 11-year-old Celina’s. Now investigators are working to determine how and why her body ended up in the bottom of a dam.
The search for missing Celina Cass has ended in heartbreak. Authorities have confirmed that the remains discovered by a dive team on Aug. 1 at the bottom of a river less than a half a mile away from Celina’s home were indeed those of the missing 11-year-old. “We have brought Celina home, obviously not the way we wanted to bring her home,” Senior Attorney General Jane Young stated. So sad.
Celina’s disappearance from her home in Stewartstown, New Hampshire shocked friends and family. She was last seen on the evening of Monday, July 25, playing on her computer at 9pm. When her parents went to wake her the next day, she was gone. She was initially treated as a missing person, but classmates insist she was too shy ever to contemplate running away.
“We have made no determination on where her body was eventually put in the river,” Attorney General Young added.
Young declined to say whether there were any suspects in the girl’s death. An autopsy was scheduled for today, Aug. 2, to determine the cause and manner of her death.
Shortly before the body was discovered on Monday (Aug 1) Celina’s stepdad Wendell Noyes took a ‘funny turn’ in front of the family home after talking to reporters and began rolling around face down on the driveway. He was hospitalized and it was later revealed he had been diagnosed with schizophrenia in 2003 after breaking into the home of an ex-girlfriend and threatening her. He was arrested and charged, but found incompetent to stand trial.
Is he a suspect? We will find out more details in the coming days.
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