Stephanie Van Nguyen
, 26, and her two young children
, Kristina, 4, e John, 3, went missing in
2002 from Delhi
, Ohio, police said Friday in a statement on Facebook
. Delhi is a suburb of Cincinnati
Nguyen was traveling in a green
1997 Nissan Pathfinder with an Ohio license plate
, according to a missing person’s report with the Ohio Attorney General’s Office
“Nguyen left a note that she was going to drive into the Ohio River,” ha detto la polizia. The case was investigated, but ultimately went cold.
Nel 2021, Delhi Police took a fresh look at the case, making use of advancements in sonar technology. They were assisted by the Hamilton County Police Association Dive Team and Indiana Department of Natural Resources.
For six months they scanned the Ohio river for clues, e trovato “three unique objects” la settimana scorsa, ha detto la polizia.
Authorities investigated further, confirming on Wednesday the discovery of Van Nguyen’s vehicle submerged in the Ohio River in Aurora, Indiana. Aurora is roughly 24 miles west of Delhi.
Authorities will now work to determine if the family was in the vehicle, ha detto la polizia.