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Old 03-29-2018, 09:14 AM
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Default Intentional Murder-suicide: 2 White lesbos adopt 6 colored kids - SUV Plunges off Cliff, 8 dead


Boy Seen Hugging Officer in Viral Photo Among 3 Kids Missing After SUV Plunges From NorCal Cliff; 5 Relatives Dead
Posted 6:54 PM, March 28, 2018

The Hart family is seen, from left: Hannah, Abigail, Sierra, Jeremiah, Jennifer, Devonte, Markis and Sarah. (Credit: Mendocino County Sheriff's Office)

In a photo shared over 150,000 times on Facebook, 12-year-old Devonte Hart, who was previously holding a sign stating "Free Hugs," is seen embracing Portland, Oregon, police Sgt. Bret Barnum on Nov. 25, 2014.

Authorities are hoping to piece together the whereabouts of a 15-year-old boy who was the subject of a widely shared photo and two of his siblings after five of their family members were found dead at the bottom of a 100-foot cliff in Mendocino County.

Devonte Hart and his sisters Hannah, 16, and Sierra, 12, were not among the five bodies recovered after bystanders noticed an SUV that had plunged from a pullout off Highway 1 and overturned on the rocky shore below, Mendocino County Sheriff Tom Allman said in a press conference Wednesday afternoon.

Those bodies were identified as the children's parents, Jennifer and Sarah Hart, both 38, and three of their six adopted children: Markis, 19, and 14-year-olds Jeremiah and Abigail.

The car was spotted around 3:38 p.m. Monday by others in the scenic spot just south of Juan Creek in Westport, a rugged and remote area of the California coastline, according to California Highway Patrol Sgt. Erich Paarsh. “It was an obvious fatality situation," with the three children's bodies outside the vehicle, he said.

First responders searched the scene until after midnight, although authorities were not initially aware that there may be additional victims, Allman said.

But after the parents were identified on Tuesday, officials learned they had six children and realized others could be outstanding. The CHP and U.S. Coast Guard dispatched an airplane, helicopter and rescue boat to the crash site, while local sheriff's officials checked the family's home in Woodland, Washington, but the other children have not been found.

The Clark County Sheriff's Office in Washington advised California officials that it appeared the family was on vacation, as many possessions, a pet and some chickens were left at their home. Authorities believe the missing children could be staying with friends.

Many other factors remain unknown, Allman said, including when exactly the crash occurred. The SUV's engine was cold by the time officials responded, meaning it likely had been there at least a number of hours, and possibly days.

“At this point I can’t even say whether they were northbound or southbound,” Allman said.

Another clue that is puzzling investigators is the lack of skid or brake marks at the crash site. However, Allman said officials "have no evidence and no reason to believe that this was an intentional act.”

Officials have determined that no one was wearing seatbelts. The vehicle likely traveled between 75 and 100 feet on the turn-out before going off the edge, where there was a dirt berm but no guardrail, according to Allman.

The family had gained widespread attention in 2014 after a photo of Devonte sharing a tender hug with a Portland police sergeant amid protests related to unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, garnered hundreds of thousands of shares and national media coverage. Before the photo was snapped, Devonte, then 12, had been holding a sign that read "free hugs."

The Harts previously lived Portland but moved due to intense media coverage, relatives told investigators.

Clark County officials told the Associated Press that Child Protective Services had recently the family's home but found no signs of trouble.

The Harts' neighbors said they had called CPS last Friday over concern that Devonte had come to their house multiple times in the past week asking for food, according to the AP. The neighbors also said one of the girls came to their door last year saying she needed protection and was being abused.
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CHP says fatal cliff crash appears 'intentional': What we know
A missing person's case has been opened for the three missing children, one of whom was the subject of a famous photograph taken at a Portland rally in 2014.

Updated: 1:24 PM PDT April 1, 2018

PORTLAND, Ore. — A California Highway Patrol official said Sunday they have reason to believe the crash that killed two married women and at least three of their adopted children was intentional.

Investigators continue to look for details to explain why a Washington family's van plunged off a cliff, killing Jennifer and Sarah Hart, as well as three of their adopted children, 19-year-old Markis Hart, 14-year-old Jeremiah Hart and 14-year-old Abigail Hart.

Searchers are still looking in California and Woodland, Wash. for the whereabouts of the couple's other three children, 12-year-old Sierra Hart, 16-year-old Hannah Hart and 15-year-old Devonte Hart, who are considered missing.

Greg Baarts, Acting Assistant Chief for CHP, Northern Division, confirmed that the speedometer of the Hart family's SUV, which was found crushed at the bottom of a California roadside cliff on Monday, March 26, was pinned at 90 mph, but Baarts cautioned that finding is not conclusive because a full investigation still needs to be conducted.

"It was documented at the time of the crash, the vehicle was 'pinned' or was traveling at '90 mph.' However, that information is not conclusive or factual. The speedometer could have moved at impact or somehow was manipulated.

"While it has been documented that the car was traveling at 90 mph upon impact, it is not conclusive whatsoever. We do have reason to believe, however, that the crash was intentional. This is all based on preliminary information," Baarts said.

A missing person's case has been opened for the three missing children, one of whom was the subject of a famous photograph taken at a Portland rally in 2014. Officials fear the missing kids were also in the SUV when it crashed.
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