斯蒂芬妮·范·阮, 26, and her two young children
, 4, and John
, 3, went missing in
2002 from Delhi
, 俄亥俄, police said Friday in a statement on 脸书
. 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,” 警察说. The case was investigated, but ultimately went cold.
在 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, and found “three unique objects” 上个星期, 警察说.
Authorities investigated further, confirming on Wednesday the discovery of Van Nguyen’s vehicle submerged in the Ohio River in Aurora, 印第安那州. Aurora is roughly 24 miles west of Delhi.
Authorities will now work to determine if the family was in the vehicle, 警察说.