Disappearance & Death
The Thotapilly family has not been been seen or heard from since Thursday April 5, 2018. They were traveling in a maroon 2016 Honda Pilot with California license plate number of 7MMX138 traveling from Portland, Oregon. 
They were expected to stop at a family member's home in San Jose that Friday. California Highway Patrol officers responded Friday April 6, 2018, at about 1:00 p.m. to reports of a vehicle falling off the side of a steep embankment on the 101 Freeway just north of Leggett, California. 
Small plastic pieces believed to be from the vehicle were recovered. Witness statements led the officers to believe the vehicle was a newer model Honda Pilot. 
On Friday April 13, 2018, searchers located the body of an adult woman about seven miles north of the reported crash site. 
Personal items as well as parts from a car that belonged to the missing family had been plucked from the fast-moving waters of the Eel River.