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California SUV crash victim said her moms were 'racist'

California SUV crash victim said her moms were 'racist'

Recovered vehicle debris and personal items confirm that an SUV seen plunging into a storm-swollen Northern California river belonged to a family that disappeared last week in the same county as the Hart family, authorities said Thursday.

Officials did say that they believe that there was no foul play involved.

The toxicology report was released Friday in California as authorities in Washington state provided details about visits from child protective services to the family's home there.

Lab results on the driver's body found she had a blood-alcohol concentration above the state's legal limit of 0.08 percent, Powers said.

He said examiners also found traces of an over-the-counter antihistamine that can cause drowsiness in the systems of the wife and two children.

When asked if it appeared whether Sarah Hart and the children were "knocked out" by the ingredient, Carpenter said he was not going to speculate.

Officials have said the crash may have been intentional, judging by software in the vehicle showing it stopped at a pull-off area before speeding off the cliff.

It said several items were identified by the family members of those missing. During their investigation the California Highway Patrol discovered a possible auto part, that was thought to have been broken from the vehicle, at the scene.

Allman said "there were no skid marks, there were no brake marks".

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Jen and Sarah Hart, both originally from South Dakota, were the adoptive mothers of their six children from Texas. The friend was unable to reach her after that.

In 2013, a former friend of the Hart family told child welfare officials in OR in 2013 that Jennifer and Sarah Hart deprived the kids of food as punishment.

Frkovich did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

On March 23, DeKalb notified the department that she believed the children were being abused, according to media interviews and state records.

After Sarah Hart pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of domestic assault, she and Jen pulled their children from schools in Minnesota, in favor of homeschooling.

Devonte drew national attention after he was photographed in tears while hugging a white police officer during a 2014 protest. Hannah Hart, 16; Devonte Hart, 15; and Sierra Hart, 12, have not been found.

The automotive itself and the four members of the Thottapilly family have not been recovered from the Eel River, which stays too risky for divers to enter, nevertheless searchers alongside the banks located fairly just a few devices consistent with a Honda automotive and inside, and devices consistent with a family touring on journey, the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office talked about in a press launch.

The biological aunt of three of the six children adopted by Jennifer and Sarah Hart tried, and failed, to gain custody of the kids in Texas before they were placed in foster care and later adopted by the Harts.