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Body found in river identified as Celina Cass

Body found in river identified as Celina Cass
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(CBS/WBZ/AP) STEWARTSTOWN, N.H. - The body of a young girl found in the Connecticut River Monday morning has been identified as missing New Hampshire 11-year-old Celina Cass.

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Authorities say they are treating the death as suspicious, reports CBS station WBZ.

Celina's body was found near a hydroelectric dam that spans the Connecticut River between Stewartstown and Canaan, Vt., Essex County state attorney Vincent Illuzzi said.

Celina was last seen in her house a week ago, Monday, July 25, at her computer.

The FBI has offered a $25,000 reward in the case.

Earlier Monday, Celina's stepfather, Wendell Noyes, was taken to the hospital by ambulance for treatment related to his history of mental illness

According to New Hampshire station WMUR, Wendell Noyes was rushed by ambulance to Upper Connecticut Valley Hospital.

Anyone with information is asked to call the state police at 603-846-3333.

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