“It's difficult to be standing here saying this,” said Clausen, who was joined at a press conference by Clearlake police officers and search team leaders.
A dive team found her body in the creek, close to the home where her family had been vacationing over the Mother's Day weekend.
With the fourth day of searching underway, her parents Wednesday had been planning to make their first public comments since the ordeal began. But the noon conference was quickly changed to a somber session announcing the end of the search.
Chief Clausen was visibly upset, speaking quietly and tersely and fiddling with his fingers as he talked to reporters.
He offered few details about precisely where the body was found, saying he believed it was found by local dive teams.
He said he did not know whether divers had searched the area previously, but water rescue personnel said earlier in the week the water was so muddy and full of debris that divers had to blindly feel their way along the bottom.
Clausen said there was no indication how long she had been in the water, but he said there was no immediate indication of foul play.
“We'll continue out the investigation to the final closure,” he said.
He said the family had requested privacy and did not plan to make any statements to the press.
If you go to the full story it states she has a mind of a 1 yr old. This breaks my heart and it my thoughts go out to the family but I still can't wrap my head around why anyone would have allowed her outside unsupervised (being with her little brother doesn't count). I don't allow my children outside unsupervised and if i have to go in for a brief minute I can see them from the window.
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MY kids, sure. They know better and the nearest body of water is a mile down the road. An autistic child HELL NO and certainly not one with the cognitive abilities of a 1 year old.
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