Investigators searching for a missing 11-year-old girl, Celina Cass from Stewartstown, New Hampshire, found a body by a dam on the Connecticut River Monday morning.
The body has not been identified yet, and authorities refused to talk about the discovery.
The investigation team searched an area near the Canaan Hydro-Dam as it continued to look for clues in the disappearance of Celina Cass, who was last seen in her West Stewartstown, N.H., home on July 25.
At about 10:45 a.m. Monday, a dive team came up from the water, and shortly after, other investigators and Assistant Attorney General Jane Young went to the scene. Reporters were cleared from the area, which is about a quarter of a mile from Cass' home.
Following the discovery of the body, roads on the Canaan side of the river were closed off, blocking the view of the river.
Monday afternoon, several of Celina's relatives had gathered at her home and could be seen crying.
Celina's family said they last saw her at her computer shortly before she went to bed the night of July 25. When they went to wake her up the next morning, she was gone. Investigators say there is no indication she ran away or someone took her, nor are there signs of a struggle.
Her disappearance led to a massive law enforcement effort involving more than 50 FBI agents and an equal number of officials from state and local police, search crews and dive teams. Investigators have said that they had received hundreds of tips but few solid leads.
The FBI has offered a $25,000 reward for information leading to the location of Celina and the arrest and prosecution of a suspect. A separate $5,000 reward from an anonymous citizen was announced for anyone who can provide information leading to her whereabouts.
Over the weekend, Celina's biological father, Adam Laro, pleaded for her safe return. "Whenever you are ready to come home, Celina, daddy will be here waiting for you," he said.
Monday morning, her stepfather, Wendell Noyes, was taken by ambulance to Upper Connecticut Valley Hospital.
Anyone with information is asked to call the state police at 603-846-3333.