STEWARTSTOWN, NEW HAMPSHIRE (CNN)—A female body was found Monday in the Connecticut River near where authorities were looking for missing 11-year-old Celina Cass, according to Essex County State Attorney Vincent Illuzzi.
The body was found Monday morning in the river near a hydroelectric plant outside Stewartstown, New Hampshire, authorities said.
No more information was released.
The discovery comes a day after Celina's father pleaded for the safe return of the New Hampshire girl.
The father, Adam Laro, who said that he's recovering after being recently released from a hospital, sent a message Sunday to his girl that "Daddy is OK now, I'm getting much better." He did not detail why he had been hospitalized.
He added that he, like others, is "wondering where my daughter is" and hoping she is safe.
"Whenever you want to come home, Celina, Daddy will be here waiting for you," Laro said.
Celina was last seen in her room, at her computer, around 9 p.m. last Monday, according to police. CNN affiliate WMUR reported that her parents told authorities the girl was gone when they went to wake her up Tuesday morning.