The body of a toddler found Thursday in an aqueduct in Hesperia is believed to be that of a toddler who has been missing since a car crash two weeks ago, according to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department.
Deputies and a sheriff’s dive team recovered the body, believed to be that of Noah Abbott, around 12 p.m. in the California Aqueduct south of Farmington Street.
Noah’s body was initially not found after a car crash on March 2 that killed his mother, 31-year-old Christina Eileen Estrada, and his brother, 3-year-old Jeremiah Abbott, police said.
Noah’s oldest brother, 10-year-old Elijah Estrada, was injured in the crash but survived his injuries after being taken to a hospital in Loma Linda.
Christina Estrada was driving a Volkswagen convertible when it crashed through a rail near Main Street before landing in the aqueduct. The location where the toddler’s body was found is more than 4 miles from the crash site.
The county coroner’s office responded to the discovery of the body Thursday; the office will confirm the child’s identity at a later date.
Following an investigation, sheriff’s officials said in statement that there was “nothing to suggest that this is anything other than a very tragic accident.”
The father of the children was not in the car at the time of the crash, according to family members.