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December 14, 2019 11:06
Missing body of the 6-year-old has been recovered

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The last body of the three missing children who were swept away in a flooded Arizona creek is believed to be found.

The body of the 6-year-old was said to be found on the north side of the Roosevelt Lake on the Tonto Creek arm, according to the press release.

According to the press release, the authorities were working in order to confirm the identity and has later on confirmed it to be the body of the missing 6-year-old young girl,Willa Rawlings .

A group of nine people from a family were riding in an oversized military-style truck on November 29. It had tried crossing an overflowing creek which has been blocked off and barricades were put up during a storm with rain that is estimated to be two inches in the Tonto Basin area which is about 50 miles northeast of Phoenix.

The parents could escape from the truck with four other children and the remaining three went missing.

Two of the three children, Colby Rawlings and cousin Austin Rawlings, both five-year-old who went missing on November 29 as the car crossed Tonto Creek were found dead the day after the incident happened which is November 30.

The searchers believed the clothing and shoes that were found by the tracking dogs about 200 yards from where the oversized military-style truck swept away, were of Willa Rawlings. The authorities , Sheriff, said they are grateful that they could find the body and confirmed the it to be of Willa Rawlings.

The girl’s parents Daniel and Lacey Rawlings described their daughter Willa Rawlings as a self-assured and a confident girl who wanted to be a Disney princess in an interview.

The parents being charged under Arizona law which makes the people who drive, liable for the costs of the response being created by people in an emergency who drive in a barricaded flooded area is yet not been commented on.

"My condolences and prayers go to the Rawlings Family, who have lost three young children and I am grateful we were able to find Willa today," said Gila County Sheriff J.

Adam Shepherd said in a statement. "As this concludes this operation this event will have a lasting effect on all of us."

By Shrithika Kushangi

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