SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Authorities have positively identified human remains found on a Northern California beach as one of six children from a family killed when their SUV plunged off a cliff.
The Mendocino County sheriff’s department said Wednesday that the partial foot inside a shoe found on the beach belonged to 16-year-old Hannah Hart.
Police say the six children and their parents died when 38-year-old Jennifer Hart drove the SUV off the Pacific Coast Highway and over a 60-foot cliff into the ocean on March 26. Investigators say Hart was drunk and the crash was intentional. They haven’t determined a motive.
Hart was married to 38-year-old Sarah Hart and they and their six adopted children lived in Woodland, Washington.
Remains of all but one child have been found.