CANAAN, Vt., Aug. 1 (UPI) -- Divers found the body of a missing 11-year-old New Hampshire girl in the Connecticut River Monday, officials said.
Senior Assistant State Attorney General Jane E. Young said New Hampshire Fish and Game divers found the body of Celina Cass about 10:30 a.m., about a quarter of a mile from the girl's home in West Stewartstown, N.H., and her body was recovered about 5 p.m., The Keene (N.H.) Sentinel reported.
"We are treating her death as a suspicious death at this time," Young said.
The New Hampshire Medical Examiner's Office will conduct an autopsy Tuesday, the newspaper said.
Essex County, Vt., State Attorney Vincent Illuzzi told WMUR-TV, Manchester, the body was found near the Canaan Hydro-Dam on the Connecticut River, which is the state line between New Hampshire and Vermont.
Celina was last seen July 25 in her home.
A half-dozen law enforcement agencies, including the FBI, had joined the search for her.
Agents searched through brush and trees near Canaan Sunday for clues.
"If someone is lost in the wild, they leave hundreds or even thousands of clues," said Lt. Robert Leverone, commander of the Special Emergency Response Team. "We don't go looking for a person. We go looking for clues."
The girl's father, Adam Laro, made a brief appearance at a Sunday media briefing.
"We're all wondering where my daughter is," Laro said, "and we want the best for her safety."
On Monday morning, Celina's stepfather, Wendell Noyes, was taken by ambulance to Upper Connecticut Valley Hospital in Colebrook, N.H.
Officials said a vehicle that was parked in the driveway of the missing girl's home was impounded Saturday but refused to elaborate. Authorities said they didn't have any suspects in the case.
The FBI posted a $25,000 reward for information.