This world is going to hell in a hand basket, Devonte Hart, the 12 year old who went viral in 2014 hugging a Portland police officer is missing and five of his family members were killed in a crash off the coast of Northern California. Child Protective Services visited the Hart house Friday, next door neighbors reported that Devonte had come next door more than a dozen times begging for food, said moms withheld it as “punishment”.
According to OregonLive.com:
Devonte, now 15, was believed to have been in the family’s SUV as it went off a Pacific Coast Highway cliff Monday, killing his parents and at least three of his siblings.
Authorities are now scouring the crash scene, including the ocean, in search of Devonte and two siblings they say are missing, the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office said.
The victims plunged to their deaths when their 2003 GMC veered off Route 1 north of Mendocino and fell 100 feet, eventually landing on its roof on a large rock at the shoreline.
The three children killed weren’t using safety equipment and “came out” of the vehicle at some point, the highway patrol said. The women were found inside.
Authorities on Wednesday identified the two adults as Jennifer Jean Hart and Sarah Margaret Hart, both 38. The Hart children killed were Martin, 19, Abigail, 14, and Jeremiah, 14.
The sheriff’s office said Devonte and siblings Hannah, 16, and Sierra, 12, remain missing.
At a news conference Wednesday, Mendocino County Sheriff Tom Allman said officials have “every indication to believe” all six children were in the vehicle when it went off the cliff.