Recovered automotive particles and personal devices affirm that an SUV seen plunging proper right into a storm-swollen Northern California river belonged to a family that disappeared last week within the equivalent county as a result of the Hart family, authorities talked about Thursday.
Jen Hart had a blood-alcohol level above the legal limit, said Olegario Marin, a public-information officer with the California Highway Patrol. California drivers are considered drunk with a level of 0.08 or higher.
The toxicology report also found that two of the adopted children and her wife, Sarah Hart, had a "significant amount" of an ingredient that can make consumers feel sleepy and is often found in allergy medicine like Benadryl.
Jennifer Hart (l) and Sarah Hart (r), along with their three adopted children, were found dead after their auto plunged off a coastal cliff in California late last month. Hannah Hart, 16; Devonte Hart, 15; and Sierra Hart, 12, remain missing.
By the next morning, the Harts had left town. The Washington State Department of Social and Health Services said the "now deceased children were identified as potential victims of alleged abuse or neglect", CNN reported.
After the March 23 visit, investigators went back three days later.
On Wednesday, the Clark County Regional Emergency Services Agency in Washington released a 911 call in which a man talked about the late night incident with the girl asking the neighbor for a safe place. Police spokesperson Sergeant Mthokozisi Ngobese said they were investigating five cases of murder and a case of arson.
Days went by without a word from the family and they were officially reported missing on Sunday to the San Jose Police Department. Authorities believe the entire family was in the vehicle when it crashed into the rocky Pacific Ocean.
Two of the Hart children whose bodies have been recovered also had diphenhydramine in their system.
A physique was pulled out of the surf Saturday nevertheless was not immediately acknowledged.
Police determined that the SUV had been traveling at around 90 miles per hour when it went off the Pacific Coast Highway, and they found no skid marks.
"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.
Eleanor Copperthwaite, 31, from Petersfield in Hampshire, had major appendix surgery as a child that caused irreparable damage to her organs, and doctors told her she would likely never have a baby.
"I don't believe Jen and Sarah to be evil people, and I don't want to believe that they killed their family intentionally", their former foster child told the Times.