Mother Who Drove Family of 8 Off Cliff Was Drunk

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Also, Carpenter mentioned Jennifer Hart's spouse, Sarah, and also two of the 3 children discovered dead at the spectacle needed an optimistic toxicology acquiring within their blood for diphenhydramine, an ingredient in Benadryl.

Preliminary toxicology tests found Jennifer Hart had an alcohol level of 0.102, said California Patrol Capt. Bruce Carpenter. Diphenhydramine is an antihistamine that has a sedative effect. In response to an appeal by him, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said that she is in constant touch with the Indian Consulate in San Francisco and they are coordinating with the police.

Carpenter said none of the car's occupants were wearing seatbelts.

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 weren't any skid marks at the scene, " Carpenter said. The bodies of three of their children - Markis, 19, Jeremiah, 14, and Abigail, 14 - were found nearby.


Police hadn't found the bodies of Devonte Hart and his adoptive sisters, 16-year-old Hannah Hart and 12-year-old Sierra.

"It appears she (Hart) was about 70 feet from the edge and accelerated from there", Carpenter said.

- The Mendocino County Sheriff's Office says the body of a woman was found in Northern California river that a family's SUV plunged into last week.

"Several items have been positively identified, by family members, as belonging to the Thottapilly family", it said.

The Harts moved to a home in Woodland, Washington, in mid-2017, neighbors said. Were the children purposely drugged and did the parents know they were on suicide mission when they headed out for the "road trip". A worker visited the home March 23 and he said the Hart family packed up and left soon after.


Long before the crash, Sarah Hart pleaded guilty in 2011 to a domestic assault charge in Minnesota over what she said was a spanking given to one of her children.

A group of 4 taking a West Coast road trip vanished about 30 miles from the website of this Hart family members crash, authorities said.

The family of four - two parents and two children - was traveling from Portland, Oregon, to their home in Santa Clarita, California, last week when they stopped communicating with relatives.

They were last heard from the day before authorities received reports of a maroon Honda Pilot - the same color and make of the Thottapillys' SUV - submerging into the swollen river along US Highway 101 north of Leggett, according to local media reports.


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