Celina Cass: Body found near dam; step father arrested

6/21/16 – Celina Cass’ stepfather, Wendell Noyes, 52, was arrested on Monday and charged with second-degree murder of Celina, according to the New Hampshire Attorney General’s office, according to NBC news. The police believe Noyes submerged her body in the river, where she was later found and drowned her, according to a news release.

Update Aug. 2011:  Late Monday evening, authorities confirmed that the body found at the dam was Celina Cass.

A body of a female has been recovered from the Canaan Hyro-Dam that is located about a half a mile from the hometown of missing Celina Cass from New Hampshire.

 

Celina Cass is 11-years-old and she has been missing for seven days.  Her last known location was at her computer in her room around 9:00 p.m. on July 25.

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Wendall Noyles was arrested for the murder of Celina Cass

The citizens in the small town of West Stewartstown, New Hampshire, with a population of 800 people, have been searching for Celina every since she went missing.

The discovery of the body led to investigators blocking off the search area.  The dam spans the Connecticut River between Stewartstown and Canaan, Vermont.

Local news media reports hearing screaming and crying at Celina’s home when the state police arrived.

The body has been taken to the medical examiner’s office for an autopsy and positive identification.

When Celina went missing the FBI joined the New Hampshire and Vermont state police and the New Hampshire Fish and Game Dept. Currently searched on the Connecticut River about ¼ of a mile from West Stewartstown, where Celina lives. Authorities also searched the woods behind an apartment and a parked pickup truck across the street from Celina’s home.

“At this point, I would like to reiterate, that we are asking for the public’s help and the media’s help to safety locate and bring home Celina Cass. We believe that the media and the public is our best ally, ” said Kieran Ramsey, G/S of the New Hampshire FBI.

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