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    Celina Cass, 11, was missing since July 25. Her body was found Monday by divers searching the Connecticut River, New Hampshire Senior Assistant Attorney General Jane Young said.
By Lawrence D. Jones, Christian Post Reporter
August 1, 2011|7:02 pm

Celina Cass, the missing 11-year-old from New Hampshire, has been found dead. The female body found Monday in the Connecticut River has been identified as Cass, according to a state prosecutor.

New Hampshire Attorney General Jane Young confirmed that the identity of the body found at 10:30 a.m. today near the hydroelectric dam near Stewartstown, a quarter of a mile from Cass' home, at a news conference Monday night.

"Based on what we have seen visually, we are treating the death as suspicious," Young told reporters.

No suspects have been named. Young said a criminal investigation is underway.

Cass was last seen alive last Monday in front of her computer in her room. An autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday.

Earlier Monday, Cass’ stepfather, Wendell Noyes was rushed to the hospital for odd behavior. He has been previously diagnosed with schizophrenia.

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On Sunday, Celina's biological father Adam Laro reached out to the public for the first time pleading for her safe return.

"Whenever you're ready to come home Celina, daddy will be here waiting for you," he said.

Over 100 investigators federal, state, and local law officials were involved in the search for the 11-year-old.