Authorities make a grim discovery in the search for a missing family of six


The Harris County Sheriff’s Office reported on Wednesday that authorities in Texas had discovered a white mini-van which was reportedly occupied by a family of six before it was swept away by flood waters during the height of Hurricane Harvey.

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The car had been submerged in water until Wednesday after it was lost in rescue efforts on Sunday. 

Two adult bodies were reportedly visible within the car from spectators outside.

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 “We are sad to report we have found a van inundated by Greens Bayou flooding while purportedly carrying 6 family members Sunday. #harvey,” the Harris County Sheriff’s Office wrote on Twitter on Wednesday.
Manuel Saldivar, Belia Saldivar; and great-grandchildren Devy, Dominic, Xavier and Daisy were inside the vehicle when it was overcome by flood water.
The Harris County Sheriff’s Office is expected to conduct a press release pertaining to the vehicle’s discovery on Wednesday
This story is developing.

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