Deputy Chief Hutchinson also said that one family member, Adam Stephenson's brother, chose to skip the trip to the Space Center to see the launch of #Elon Musk's Space X rocket [VIDEO], the #Falcon 9 embarking on a second mission to the International Space Station and was staying at their rented house in the town of Davenport, roughly 70 miles from Orlando.
Adoption records are typically sealed, and the Citizenn could not confirm the childrens' surnames prior to their adoption by the Hart, or determine where in Colorado County the children lived through court records. The department said it had no history with the Hart family.
Sarah Hart told police she had spanked the child over the edge of the bathtub because of the child's behavior.
Sarah Hart pleaded guilty to domestic assault and was sentenced to 90 days in jail but wasn't required to serve time due to terms of her probation.
But when the Harts left OR and moved to Washington less than a year ago, OR never told Washington officials about the issues. She was a devoted homemaker and enjoyed creating many lovely memories for her family to treasure for a lifetime.
Alexandra Argyropoulos said in a statement provided to the news organization that she "witnessed what I felt to be controlling emotional abuse and cruel punishment" toward the six children.
"I saw smoke all in the hallway", he recalls. Adoptive mothers Jennifer and Sarah Hart died in the crash, and siblings Markis, Jeremiah, and Abigail were found at the scene of the tragedy in Mendocino County, California, as well.
The couple also told NBC affiliate KGW that one of the children, Devonte, would often come to their home to ask for food, saying his mothers withheld meals as punishment. "And it started out as one time a day and escalated up to three times a day, until a week went by and we decided that we needed to get professional help".
This March 20, 2016 photo shows Hart family of Woodland, Wash., at a Bernie Sanders rally in Vancouver, Wash. "It's been hard doing so now and missing her at the table".
Child Protective Services tried to visit the family twice more - on March 26 and March 27 - but had no success, according to the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services.
Rescuers are continuing to look for three missing children by searching the route that their family might have traveled before their SUV plunged 100 feet down a Northern California cliff more than a week ago. The vehicle stopped at a turnout on the highway and then accelerated and drove off the cliff, according to the SUV's on-board computer. The warrant to search the Hart home was granted in Washington's Clark County and lists items like an iPad and a laptop as among those sought in connection with the incident.