Child's body found in river where Southern California family vanished

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Child's body found in river where Southern California family vanished

Authorities searching for a family whose SUV plunged into a Northern California river have found the body of a child. Five bodies were found March 26 near Mendocino, a few days after Washington state authorities began investigating the Harts for possible child neglect, but three of their children were not immediately recovered from the scene along the shoreline.

"Such a blessing she is just near and dear, her family lives far away so being able to be here and be that family for her is a huge deal and she is just very special", Jennifer Brewer said.

Back in 2014, your family members gained a celebrity once a photograph of a tearful Devonte, who's shameful, adopting a white police at a demonstration against police violence drew widespread attention.

The body of a woman was found Friday in a Northern California river in which a Valencia family disappeared when their SUV tumbled into the water amid a driving rainstorm.

Investigators have been concerned by several details about the crash - no one in the SUV was wearing seat belts, there were no skid marks at the site of the crash, and there were no suitcases to suggest the family had planned to go on a trip.

When she found out the Harts adopted Devonte, Jeremiah and Sierra in 2009, Davis said, she relapsed.

"Toxicology tests also revealed that at least some of the car's passengers had "significant" amounts of a sleep-inducing drug found in Benadryl in their systems", the Associated Press reported today.

We visited Downs' family this morning and spoke with her 82-year-old grandmother, who is devastated by her loss, and who said that she is planning on selling her property, a place where she grew up as a child, and going to live elsewhere.

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.

She also said her daughter told her after the incident, her teacher put a cold towel on her injuries. "We were trying to make sense of it". "Until then, we are unable to speculate on the effect the alcohol may have played", he said.

Child Protective Services in Washington confirmed they opened an investigation into the Hart family on March 23.

Baarts said items were retrieved from the home during the search, including computers, credit cards and bank statements.

Authorities said the home was "neat and in order" with "no obvious signs of violence". The Mendocino County Sheriff's Office said it may be Hannah or Sierra. He wants to leave every time someone mentions the crash and concerns of abuse that followed the children and their adoptive parents in three states.

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