Bodies of toddler, man found in SUV pulled from Umpqua River

November 14, 2019 GMT

ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say a man and a 2-year-old girl who were reported missing have been confirmed dead after an SUV was found submerged in the Umpqua River northwest of Roseburg.

The Oregonian/OregonLive reports 29-year-old Sean Moss and Madison Moss were reported missing on Aug. 12 after they failed to show up at the Douglas County Fair. The pair was last seen Aug. 9 by a co-worker of Sean Moss.

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office says on Wednesday, search crews found debris on a road that runs parallel to the river. A dive team located a Chevy Trailblazer submerged in 12 feet (4 meters) of water in a narrow canal.

The search team was unable to extract the vehicle before sunset and resumed efforts Thursday, when they discovered both bodies in the vehicle.

The Douglas County Medical Examiner’s Office is investigating.