On March 26, a passerby found Jennifer and Sarah Hart's SUV at the bottom of a 100 foot cliff in California.
The Hart's had been involved of at least four different child abuse investigations prior to their deaths.
As Dearly previously reported, Jennifer and Sarah, along with three of their six adopted children, were found still in the SUV. Authorities believe the bodies of the other three children floated out to sea.
Days after the crash, a couple on vacation near where the SUV was found discovered the body of a young African American female in the ocean. Authorities are in the process of determining if the body is that of one of the three missing children.
However, as People reports, dental records cannot be used in to help identify the body because authorities cannot find a dentist who treated any of the six children.
Dearly also reported that information provided by the SUV's software after the crash led authorities to believe that the crash was not an accident. The software showed that the SUV “was stopped at a flat, dirt pull-off area before it sped off the steep rocky face and plunged 100 feet.”
Last week, Mendocino County Sheriff Tom Allman told HLN:
“I’m to the point where I no longer am calling this an accident. I’m calling it a crime.”
Now, the results of Jennifer's toxicology reports have been released.
Jennifer was driving the vehicle at the time of the crash. On April 13, as WMC Action News reports, California Highway Patrol Captain Bruce Carpenter revealed in a news conference that Jennifer's blood alcohol level was 0.102, which is higher than the .08 legal limit.
Captain Carpenter also revealed that Sarah and two of their children had “high levels” of an ingredient that is found in Benadryl. The toxicology report for the third child found in the car is still pending.
No one found in the car was wearing a seatbelt. A cell phone believed to have belonged to the Harts was found near the scene of the crash.
A motive, however, has still not been publicly confirmed.
As Dearly previously reported, Child Protective Services had visited the family's Washington home three days before their SUV was found at the bottom of the cliff.
An investigation was opened when the family's neighbors reported Jennifer and Sarah Hart. Their 16-year-old daughter had jumped out of their second story window in the middle of the night claiming her moms were abusing her about six months ago. In March, the Harts' 15-year-old son began begging the neighbors for food, claiming his moms were punishing him and his siblings by withholding meals.
The neighbor who reported the Harts said they believed it to be in the best interest of the children:
“I was trying to help them and protect them. That’s not how I thought it was going to end.”
Authorities are still investigating the case.