Potential relatives to help ID family that went off cliff
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Authorities in Northern California are speaking with people who say they are biologically related to one of six children presumed dead when their adopted mother Jennifer Hart drove them and her wife off a cliff in March.
The Mendocino County Sheriff's Office says potential relatives of 16-year-old Hannah Hart contacted them to help identify human remains found near the crash scene.
Years of abuse allegations gathered on Oregon parents who drove over ocean cliff with kids
Newly released state documents from Minnesota and Oregon reveal years of food deprivation and other allegations of troubling punishment by the parents of six children in the family that plummeted down a northern California cliff in the SUV into the ocean.
Body ID’d as girl in SUV that went over California cliff
MENDOCINO, Calif. (AP) — Officials confirmed Tuesday that a body pulled from the Pacific Ocean last week was one of six children from a family killed when their SUV plunged over a California cliff.
The coroner's office said DNA analysis confirmed the body was that of 12-year-old Ciera Hart. The office had previously spelled the girl's first name as Sierra.
Police: Woman who drove SUV with family off cliff was drunk
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A woman was drunk when she drove her large family off a Northern California cliff last month and her wife and several children had large amounts of a drug in their systems that can cause drowsiness, authorities said Friday.
Police had previously said they believed the Hart family died in a suicide plunge from a scenic overlook. The crash happened just days after authorities in Washington state opened an investigation following allegations the children were being neglected.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on a family who went over a California cliff in their SUV (all times local):
A woman who called Oregon child welfare officials in 2013 about a woman who last month drove off a California cliff with her family says the household was run "like a regimented boot camp."
Tx. court in 2010 rejected custody attempt by aunt of Houston children killed in California crash
The aunt of several Houston children who died or are missing after the car driven by their adoptive mother plunged off a cliff in California last month had unsuccessfully sought custody of the children years before in Harris County family courts, records show.
And the Houston attorney for the aunt was sharply critical of Texas child welfare officials for removing the children from her client's care.
Search team to scour area of California cliff crash
MENDOCINO, Calif. (AP) — Authorities in Northern California say a team will search the area where an SUV plunged off a Mendocino County cliff, killing a family of eight last month.
The Mendocino County Sheriff's office said Monday in a statement that 10 searchers will take advantage of a low tide and go out at 11 a.m. to try to locate the missing children and any physical evidence. The California Highway Patrol will search the area by helicopter.
MENDOCINO, Calif. (AP) — A body was recovered Saturday in the vicinity where an SUV plunged off a Northern California cliff last month, killing a family of eight in what authorities suspect may have been an intentional crash.
The Mendocino County Sheriff's office said in a statement that a couple vacationing along the coast saw a possible body, which was pulled from the surf Saturday afternoon by a third bystander.