HESPERIA – The body believed to be that of 2-year-old Noah Abbott was located in the aqueduct south of Farmington and 7th Avenue in the City of Hesperia on Thursday afternoon.
Noah went missing on Thursday, March 2, 2017, after a crash on Main Street left the vehicle carrying him, his two brothers, and his mother in the aqueduct just North of Main Street in Hesperia. Elijah Estrada, his 10-year-old brother miraculously survived the crash with non-life-threatening injuries. Elijah remained conscious and able to provide pertinent information to those conducting the search for the rest of his family. Jeremiah Robert Abbott was located and was rushed to Desert Valley Hospital, where he was pronounced deceased. The mother, Christina Eileen Estrada, 31, of Hesperia was located deceased in the red convertible Volkswagen Beetle.
The frigid waters and low visibility forced the Sheriff’s Dive Team to conclude their aqueduct search after searching 7 miles of the approximately 13-mile long aqueduct. Since the accident, the community has enveloped the Abbott and Estrada families with love and support. The community organized additional searches, fundraisers, and provided gifts and meals to the family, which includes three surviving children. The community has reached out to the family with cash donations to the family go fund me accounts that received $46,162 for the funeral expenses. Cadillac Ranch Saloon in the Town of Apple Valley raised funds for the children by having a car wash and bake sale. A neighbor, whose children played with Noah and Jeremiah made mini lanterns to sell in order to earn money to make Easter Baskets for the remaining three children.
The community, with the family shared many tears and after finding out that Noah was located on Thursday afternoon, many are feeling both sadness and joy. Noah’s uncle, the brother of Noah’s father Keven Abbott has spoke out thanking everyone involved. “Please be respectful and understand that we are not saddened by this information yet we are thankful, grateful, and appreciative of this as we can now lay the final member of our family that lost there life in this tragic accident to rest,” said Steven Abbott. “We rejoice in the fact that it is over our baby is home and we seek in the lord. Rejoice with us so that now our hearts can be healed and our family can be laid to rest.”
The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Major Accident Investigation Team (MAIT) is continuing with their investigation and the body believed to be Noah Abbott was picked up from the location by Coroner’s officials.
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