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Child's body found in river where Southern California family vanished

Child's body found in river where Southern California family vanished

Mendocino County Sheriff Tom Allman told BuzzFeed News on Friday that preliminary results show Jennifer Hart's blood-alcohol concentration was 0.102% when when her SUV plunged off the cliff, killing her, her wife and at least three of their six adopted children.

Her wife, Sarah Hart, had a significant amount of Benadryl in her system, as did two of the children, police said.

Several hours after she called authorities, the family's SUV was discovered at the bottom of a scenic Mendocino County cliff.

California drivers are considered drunk with a level of 0.08 or higher.

Authorities, who originally had said the body was a child's, anticipate that an autopsy will be performed early next week. On Saturday, a body was pulled from the surf in that area and authorities are working to determine whether it belongs to one of the children. Soon after a CPS official visited the home, the Harts' SUV was gone. They said the SUV had stopped at a coastal highway overlook before speeding straight off the cliff and plummeting 100 feet (31 meters) into the rocky Pacific Ocean below.

Meanwhile, the Mendocino County sheriff's office and the California Highway Patrol, Garberville Area Office, are continuing their efforts along the South Fork of the Eel River, just north of the town of Leggett California, to locate and recover a vehicle that was reported to have been submerged in the river on around 1:10 pm on Friday, April 6. A specialized team of accident investigators is trying to figure that out with help from the FBI, Carpenter said.

The body was found by rescuers in the USA during the search for the family of four who were feared drowned in a swollen river in California.




Sheriff Tom Allman said in a television interview earlier this month that Jennifer Hart "is the woman that we believe was driving the vehicle when it crashed".

The children's adoptive parents, Jennifer and Sarah Hart, and three of their siblings were confirmed dead after the crash, police said.

Mothers Sarah and Jen, both 38, died, as well as their children Markis, 19, Abigail, 14, and Jeremiah, 14.

The shoreline searches conducted on 04-12-2018 by patrol deputies were unsuccessful in locating any of the missing children (Hannah Hart, DeVonte Hart and Sierra Hart) or physical evidence associated with this investigation.

A neighbor of the Harts in Woodland, Washington, had filed a complaint, saying the children were apparently being deprived of food as punishment.

And authorities have said social services officials in OR contacted the West Linn Police Department about the family in 2013 while they were living in the area.


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