Child's Body Found Along NorCal River In Search For Missing Family

The Thottapilly family from Valencia Calif. was reported missing on Thursday

Child's Body Found Along NorCal River In Search For Missing Family

The Mendocino County Sheriff's Office said it may be Hannah or Sierra.

On March 26, investigators recovered the bodies of the parents inside the vehicle and three children - Markis, 19; Jeremiah, 14; and Abigail, 14 - outside the auto.

Searchers looking for a family of four whose SUV plunged into a Northern California river have found the body of a woman believed to be from the vehicle, authorities said Friday. This is above the legal limit of 0.08 in the state, CBS SFBay Area reported. Toxicology results on a third child whose body was recovered from the crash area are still pending.

The 31-metre drop killed the women, both 39, and their children Markis Hart, 19; Jeremiah Hart, 14; and Abigail Hart, 14.

Captain Carpenter in an email on Friday said because & ldquo; a willful act, & rdquo; including that the presence of alcohol are concern in the investigation & rsquo; s findings, the police were considering the accident.

A body identified as African-American and female was found floating near the crash site on April 7. Hannah Hart, 16; Devonte Hart, 15; and Sierra Hart, 12, have not been found. Officials found no skid marks to indicate sudden acceleration or braking, according to a search-warrant affidavit.

A truck drives by the pullout where the SUV of Jennifer and Sarah Hart was recovered off the Pacific Coast Highway, near Westport, Calif., Wednesday, March 28, 2018.

"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. But the family also kept distance from the outside world.

By the time Devonte Hart's biological mom saw the viral photo that made him famous, her son was already missing and presumed dead, along with one of her other children. They later left the state and never registered in local school districts in OR and Washington OR notified authorities they planned to home-school the children. "We are financially backward, so the fee for a degree college is too high for us", she says. Then, in March, one of the Hart children began asking the DeKalbs for food, and claimed his mothers were withholding food.

Once the three children and a fourth older child, Dontay, were taken by Texas' Department of Family and Protective Services, they were temporarily placed with their aunt, Priscilla Celestine.

The Harts moved last spring to Woodland, Washington, telling their real-estate broker "they needed a fresh start" after experiencing prejudice in Minnesota and too much media attention in OR after one child was pictured in a viral photo taken at a 2014 police-brutality protest.

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