August 1st, 2011
02:20 PM ET

Body found near where N.H. girl went missing

A female body was found Monday in the Connecticut River near where authorities are looking for a missing 11-year-old girl named Celina Cass, according to Essex County State Attorney Vincent Illuzzi.

The body was found near a hydroelectric plant, near Stewartstown, New Hampshire, Illuzzi said.

 The New Hampshire Medical Examiner is on the scene.

 The girl's parents told authorities their daughter was missing when they went to wake her up Tuesday morning, WMUR reported.

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  1. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    Also, mein Troll:
    You are an AH to post that way in a segment about this child.

    August 1, 2011 at 4:52 pm | Report abuse |
  2. TMcT

    Did I miss where it said something about a man killing this kid? This is sad, yes, I would tear the world to pieces to find my kids, but you know whats really, really sad ( and scary)? All of you who immediately come up with the most horrible scenario possible with no reason behind it. Accidents happen, and kids also do du mb sh it. Not saying thats what happened, but thats the first thing I thought of. Whats wrong with you people?

    August 1, 2011 at 5:13 pm | Report abuse |
  3. CSnSC

    @TMcT, its sad that my first thought in a case like this is of a filthy murdering pervert. I wish it was a shockingly rare occurance.

    August 1, 2011 at 5:28 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Curious

    Sad, indeed. Prayers for the family.

    August 1, 2011 at 5:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • lol

      Talking to your imaginary friend will accomplish nothing.

      August 1, 2011 at 9:11 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Marley

    My first thought is, 'I hope they find this girl alive'.
    My second thought is exactly the same as CSinSC's. Sad, but true.

    August 1, 2011 at 5:51 pm | Report abuse |
  6. TMcT

    It is rare. When the news only reports the worst constantly, it changes the way you see the world.

    August 1, 2011 at 5:55 pm | Report abuse |
  7. TMcT

    The U.S. Department of Justice reports

    797,500 children (younger than 18) were reported missing in a one-year period of time studied resulting in an average of 2,185 children being reported missing each day.
    203,900 children were the victims of family abductions.
    58,200 children were the victims of non-family abductions.
    115 children were the victims of “stereotypical” kidnapping. (These crimes involve someone the child does not know or someone of slight acquaintance, who holds the child overnight, transports the child 50 miles or more, kills the child, demands ransom, or intends to keep the child permanently.)

    Just in case you missed it, thats 115. Now, take that and compare it to the number of children in the US. Pretty rare.

    August 1, 2011 at 6:04 pm | Report abuse |
  8. TMcT

    Looks like you had better worry more about that person your sleeping next to.

    August 1, 2011 at 6:08 pm | Report abuse |
  9. fernace

    If the family did it they'll probably get a slap on the wrist, as has happened too many times before! If a perv did it, hope he/she's found & put away forever! If it was an accident, the outcome is still heartbreaking for the family, but maybe not such a nightmare to live with! No matter what happened, when a child dies the world loses a part of its future!!

    August 1, 2011 at 6:11 pm | Report abuse |
  10. fernace

    I don't get how you can call it a rare occurence ,TMcT! Almost 800,000 children, (you might as well call it a million, & be done), disappear yearly, almost 3000 daily! That is a f-king epidemic! What is the rate of kids being found or returned? I know alot of the family abductions are a result of custody disputes, but even those escalate into violence !& what about the almost 60,000 non-family abductions!? They may not be "classic kidnappings," but what are the statistics of foul play in those instances? The fact is that alot of bad sh!t can happen to your kids so don't take them for granted, keep them close, teach them how to keep themselves safe, & make sure they're loved & nurtured!!

    August 1, 2011 at 6:38 pm | Report abuse |
  11. leeintulsa

    So a female body was found? An 11-year-old female body, or just some other female body? By sharing an article, it would seem implied, but it doesn't seem the time for implications.

    Should we stop looking or not?

    August 1, 2011 at 6:49 pm | Report abuse |
  12. TMcT

    Im not talking about taking your kids for granted, fernace, Im talking about not being in fear that everyone is going to steal my kid in the middle of the night to kill them.

    August 1, 2011 at 6:52 pm | Report abuse |
  13. TMcT

    And with what, 75 million kids in the US, 58,200 non family abductions still puts the chance pretty slim that a stranger will take your kid. Your kid is more likely to run away from home.

    August 1, 2011 at 7:03 pm | Report abuse |
  14. leeintulsa

    @tmct: everyone is not gonna steal your kid. But whatever the odds, there *are* odds. Every move i make is gambling with my kids' lives.

    I have to pick my battles. I'll choose to leave the lone psycho parameter out of it if i can.

    August 1, 2011 at 9:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • leeintulsa

      If it helps, every time my daughter is late walking home from school, the lone psycho is where my mind goes...

      August 1, 2011 at 9:35 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Jazzzzzzzz

    A Colorado Springs police officer charged with se-ually assaulting six children pleaded not guilty Tuesday to 10 counts of child po-nography charges related to DVDs that were found in his house.
    oshua Carrier, 30, was arraigned during a brief hearing before 4th Judicial District Judge David A. Gilbert.

    The seually explicit material – found on DVDs in Carrier’s Colorado Springs home – is what sparked an investigation that ultimately led police to accuse Carrier, a former school resource officer, of inappropriately touching children, authorities said.

    A preliminary hearing on the 78 seual assault counts, all related to six children, was postponed until Sept. 15 after prosecutors said in court they intend to file more charges based on accounts from other children who have stepped forward.

    The judge set a July 26 hearing for any additional charges against Carrier, should prosecutors pursue them.

    Carrier is on unpaid leave and being held at the El Paso County jail on a $500,000 bond. Authorities launched a probe into his conduct at Horace Mann Middle School in School District 11 last May after announcing that detectives found child po@nography in his bedroom during a search of his home.

    Police began investigating after Air Force investigators told them that Carrier’s name came up during an investigation into online p@-rn trafficking.

    August 1, 2011 at 10:09 pm | Report abuse |
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