Celina Cass, the 11-year-old girl from Stewartstown, New Hampshire, was found dead this week in the Connecticut River. A case that's been confusing and vague from the beginning, this missing child case ended in the discovery of a suspicious death. It's been difficult, but sources are finally revealing details on how her body was found and the concerns of her biological father.
Celina Cass was found wrapped in a blanket when she was retrieved from the water. This totally indicates that this girl didn't put herself in the river, and it's rightfully so that the investigators have deemed the death suspicious. This isn't the only detail in the case that proves worrisome.
The biological father of the deceased 11-year-old girl expressed his concerns with various sources, and he flat out revealed that the life his daughter lived was an unstable one that wasn't fitting for a girl her age. She lived in the basement of the home, on an air mattress, in a life of neglect. The home was overcrowded, and new faces frequently moved in and out. No doubt, the home of Celina Cass and her family experienced a lot of traffic.
Celina's father also reveals that the girl's stepfather hasn't been cooperative in the investigation. He has been involuntarily detained for his issues with schizophrenia, as he went into a fit the night Celina's dead body was discovered. Police removed the silver truck belonging to Celina's stepfather on Wednesday, among other pieces of evidence as they've obtained the proper warrants to do so. This may prove to become an interesting case, but if history is any indicator of what may come, it will prove to be tragic.
The child's autopsy came back inconclusive, so FBI officials are awaiting results of toxicology tests. This could mean that the preteen died from drugs, poisons or something otherwise undetectable in a standard autopsy exam. Investigators still haven't released detailed findings of the autopsy, but have only revealed that the cause of death is unknown.
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