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

Jennifer and Sarah Hart 39 were not wearing seatbelts when they drove off a cliff. From left to right Hannah Abigail Sierra Jeremiah Jennifer Devonte Markis and Sarah Hart

Jennifer and Sarah Hart 39 were not wearing seatbelts when they drove off a cliff. From left to right Hannah Abigail Sierra Jeremiah Jennifer Devonte Markis and Sarah Hart

None of the Harts answered the door. The investigator left a business card in the front door, the case notes say.

Today, Davis is an in-home care worker. A deputy also checked on the residents that day, and noted another vehicle.

Heaven's been at home because her mother said on March 1 she could not believe her little girl came home from daycare with three front teeth missing, a busted lip and a swollen, bloody nose.

The department tried to contact the family at their home the day that it received the complaint, March 23, but were unsuccessful.

Thursday was the first time Davis saw the now-famous viral photo of her son Devonte giving a Portland police officer a teary hug.

"'Yes, I'm upset. I'm afraid for my child", said Donisha Franklin, Heaven's mother.

The elderly woman told us that her granddaughter was well-loved, and she expressed the wish that the gunman had shot her, the grandmother, instead, since she is 82, so that Downs, who worked so hard to take care of her two children, could have lived.

"Referent reports Hanna jumped out of the [second ] story window [six] months ago at [1:30 a.m.] She said Hanna rang her doorbell and bolted in her home".

The neighbor told state investigators that Devonte looked "distorted", and his frame was "tinier than his head", with small shoulders. Authorities could not get in touch with the parents.

Two of the Hart children whose bodies have been recovered also had diphenhydramine in their system.

Jennifer, Sarah, and three of their children were confirmed dead in the coastal cliff crash.

It's been a week since a family of four's vehicle plunged into a Northern California river, sending the parents and two young children to disappear into the water without a trace. The friend was unable to reach her after that.

Police are considering the crash as intentional. The bodies may have been swept away by the ocean. His parents and three other siblings died from the crash.

Officials said the bodies of parents Jennifer and Sarah Hart were found inside the auto, while three of their children, Markis, 19; Jeremiah, 14; and Abigail, 14, were found just outside the vehicle.

Sheriff Tom Allman has described the crash as "a crime".

"It was pure acceleration from the last brake application until it hit the bottom of the cliff", Greg Baarts, the acting assistant chief of the California Highway Patrol's northern division, said at the time.

No skid marks were seen in the area, officials said.

Additionally, Carpenter said Jennifer Hart's wife, Sarah, and two of the three children found dead at the scene had a positive toxicology finding in their blood for diphenhydramine, an active ingredient in Benadryl.

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