"We have every indication to believe that all six children were in there; however, only three bodies have been recovered", Allman said. They hope an investigation will be able to tell them if the auto was in park, reverse or drive when it went over the cliff. The women were a married couple who had adopted the children over the years.
One of the unaccounted for children was Devonte Hart, who drew wide media attention in 2014, after having been photographed hugging a Portland Oregon Police Sergeant during a demonstration related to the events related to the unrest in Ferguson Missouri.
The CHP confirmed that one of the couple's missing children is 15-year-old Devonte Hart, who gained national and global attention when he was photographed hugging a police officer during a demonstration in Portland in 2014 over the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. They are Markis Hart 19 years of age, Jeremiah Hart 14 years of age, and Abigail Hart 14 years of age. A Portland officer saw his sign and asked if he could have a hug, and an emotional Hart embraced him in a picture that was widely shared.
A family friend, Max Ribner, says the Harts were a loving group. The Mendocino County Sheriff's Office was advised by the Clark County Sheriff's Office it appeared the family may have left for a temporary trip as there were many family belongings still in the home as well as a pet and some chickens.
"The Hart tribe truly resembled a legacy of love and they resembled freedom and compassion and giving", he said.More news: Fortnite 3.1.1 Update Is Live, Here's What It Does
On Friday, the state's Child Protective Services had attempted to visit the family after the "now deceased children were identified as potential victims of alleged abuse or neglect", according to a statement from the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services. CPS tried to contact the family on March 23, 26 and 27, according to spokeswoman Norah West. CPS had no prior history with the family and has not made any findings in the investigation.
The California Highway Patrol received 911 calls Monday about a vehicle that went over the side of Highway 1 in a remote section of Mendocino County, about 180 miles north of San Francisco, Sgt. Erich Paarsch told reporters Wednesday. The cause of the crash is under investigation. Neither drugs nor alcohol is considered a factor, nor is the weather, which was clear.
There were no skid or brake marks, Allman said.
Allman said Wednesday that firefighters who first reached the vehicle said the engine block was cold and water that had pooled in the wheel wells was warmer than the ocean, indicating it had been warmed by the sun for at least a few hours.
The vehicle landed on its roof in the ocean.More news: Dorsey & Whitney Trust CO LLC Has $562000 Stake in Danaher Co. (DHR)
"We have no idea why the vehicle went off the cliff", said Allman, explaining that there were no skidmarks or other signs indicating the vehicle's behavior before it went off the cliff.
Sheriff's deputies are searching the beach with boats, drones and aircraft.
Bill Groener, 67, was a next-door neighbor of the family when they lived in West Linn, Oregon, and described the siblings as foster children.
On 3/26/2018 around 4:16 PM the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office was dispatched the area of Highway 1 at County Road 430, also called Juan Creek, in Westport regarding a traffic accident involving multiple fatalities.
The family was from Woodland, Washington.More news: Lamar Jackson throws from under center but declines to run 40