Devonte' Harts siblings drugged, mother drunk before driving off cliff

Nellie Chapman
April 16, 2018

The Particular Amount was.10%, Mendocino County Sheriff Tom All-man said. "The legal limit for driving in California is 0.08". Toxicology results for a third child killed are still pending, Carpenter said.

Diphenhydramine is an antihistamine that can cause drowsiness.

The toxicology report was produced Friday in California as authorities at Washington state-provided info about visits from child protective services to the household's house there.

Investigators have not come up with a motive but say it appears the incident was intentional, The FBI is deploying their Behavioral Analysis Unit to assist and try to understand what happened.

Police and the local team are trying to find out the whole family in meantime they aren't disagreeing with the fact that they all were drowned. Carpenter mentioned "a lot concerning it situation is unusual ... baffling almost".

A vehicle owned by the couple-Sarah and Jennifer Hart, both 38 - was found at the bottom of a cliff that overlooks the Pacific Ocean in California's Mendocino County on March 26.

There were no skid marks at the scene, Carpenter said. Their three other adopted children are missing, 16-year-old Hannah Hart, 12-year-old Sierra Hart and 15-year-old Devonte Hart, who is known for a viral photo in which he is hugging a police officer in November 2014. The items found from the river have identified positive by the family members.

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Washington state authorities began investigating the Harts for possible child neglect a few days before the five bodies were recovered. Were the children purposely drugged and did the parents know they were on suicide mission when they headed out for the "road trip".

One of the neighbors, Tom DeKalb, said he called child protective services. March 2-3, an employee visited the home and also he stated the Hart family members filled up and abandoned soon after.

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

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.

As per the reports the missing family is identified as Sandeep Thottapilly, 41, vice president of the Union Bank on Santa Clarita, and his wife Soumya Thottapilly, 38, were on a road trip along with their two kids - Siddhanth, 12 and Saachi, nine.

She was found on exposed ground that a few days ago had been covered by the storm-swollen river, according to a sheriff's office statement.

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