Authorities are retracing the street the doomed Hart family traveled before throwing off a California cliff last week, as officials continue searching for three of the minors, who are presumed dead but who were mysteriously absent-minded from the family’s battered SUV.
Devonte Hart, 15, Hannah Hart, 16, and Sierra Hart, 12, were reported missing March 26 after the family’s SUV was known overturned at the bottom of a cliff only off the Pacific Coast Highway, about 150 miles north of San Francisco.
“The search for the additional three children belonging to the family continues both at the scene, through water recovery and recuperation, and other locations including itineraries of tour, ” the California Highway Patrol said in a Monday news release, according to Oregon Live .
Authorities had said they conceive all six adopted children of Jennifer and Sarah Hart, both 38, was already in the SUV at the time of the clang. The bodies of both parents and three children — Markis Hart, 19; Jeremiah Hart, 14; Abigail Hart, 14 — were found at the situation when sovereignties found the vehicle.
The search for what effected the dangerous disintegrate has led researchers to analyze “red flags” in the Harts’ past. Researchers feel the accident may have not been an accident — as originally thought — after manifestation recommended the motorist, Jennifer Hart, accelerated off the side of the road.
Court reports territory the speedometer of the SUV was pinned at 90 mph, though approvals warned the invention could have been altered at impact.
“At this stage we repute a felony was dedicated, ” Officer Olegario Marin, a spokesman for the California Highway Patrol’s Ukiah agency, told the San Francisco Chronicle on Monday. “We’re investigating all the components of the incident and believe it was perhaps an intentional act.”
Capt. Greg Baarts of the California Highway Patrol said the SUV had stopped at a pull-off domain before the crash.
Bruce and Dana DeKalb, the next-door neighbours of the Harts who lived in Woodland, Wash ., previously said they called Child Protective Service two days before the family was found dead because they made Devonte was departing ravenous. They spoke Devonte — who gained nationwide prominence after a photo of him at a 2014 Portland, Ore ., rally holding a “Free Hugs” sign went viral — had been coming over to their house too often in the past week asking for food.
The Dekalbs also recounted in August 2017 one of the girls rang their bell at 1:30 a.m. asking for protection.
“[ She] was at our doorway in a covering announcing we needed to protect her, ” Bruce DeKalb mentioned. “She said that they were mistreating her. It recurred my wife since that day.”
Authorities attempted to reach the family three times and built their third try the day after their SUV was find. Signs indicated their own families planned for a short trip.
Despite relatives and sidekicks announcing the family “radiant, warm adventurous stimulating people, ” Baarts said investigators’ interrogations with them demonstrated “there have been red flags.”
Investigators last week secured a search warrant for the family’s home in Woodland and looked for timetables, bank and phone registers, charge card acknowledgments, gazettes or other documents that might shed light on the case.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.