The California Highway Patrol announced in a press release Monday that authorities are continuing the search for Devonte Hart, 15; Sierra Hart, 12; and Hannah Hart 16; three adopted siblings missing after a car driven by one of their mothers went over a cliff into the Pacific Ocean, killing both parents and three adopted children.
“The search for the additional three children belonging to the family continues both at the scene, through water rescue and recovery, and other locations including routes of travel,” the release states.
The CHP also revealed new information that has led investigators to conclude that the SUV driven by either Sarah or Jennifer Hart intentionally went over a cliff from the Pacific Coast Highway.
“The on-board computer from the vehicle indicates that the vehicle was stopped on the dirt pull-off area approximately 70 feet from the cliff’s edge before accelerating off the cliff. At this distance, the vehicle would not have been able to get up to a significant speed prior to impact.”
This is a developing story. CrimeOnline will continue to provide updates as more information becomes available.
Anyone with information regarding the possible whereabouts of the missing children is urged to call the California Highway Patrol – Ukiah Area office at (707) 467-4000 or the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office at (707) 463-4086.
[Feature image: The Hart Family/Associated Press]