Hart family Mendocino
13 days after the incident occurred there are new findings of significance. On March 26, 2018, the site of the horrific crash was first discovered. The wreckage of the Hart family’s SUV was found upside-down on the rocky shoreline, at the bottom of the 100 foot cliffs. A total of five bodies were reported found, with three unaccounted for. “Devonte Hart, 15, Hannah Hart, 16, and Sierra Hart, 12, were reported missing March 26 after the family’s SUV was found.” http://www.foxnews.com/us/2018/04/03/where-are-hart-children-investigators-retrace-route-doomed-family-who-plunged-off-cliff.html
The fate of the three missing children and their whereabouts have been pondered as a mystery. What happened to this family? No witnesses? No suicide note? The trail of their final road trip was retraced, with not many answers or explanations resulting. Nobody seemed to know where the other three children could be; nobody even knew if they were definitely along on the trip.
Hope was fostered that perhaps the children were staying elsewhere, with friends, somewhere in Washington, Oregon, or California, dropped off before reaching Mendocino. It was hoped that the remaining three children could be found safely. Until now, there is evidence.
What started out as: two deceased parents recovered and three deceased children, but three children missing, has become possibly four recovered, two still missing. An ongoing search has been conducted by Mendocino County in coordination with other agencies, in the area of the Pacific coastline, west of Ukiah, and north of Fort Bragg. Just now, Saturday, April 7, it has been reported that a dead body has been located in the surf, amidst the search area.
The decomposing body is described as a young, black female. There is logical deduction that it may very likely be one of the two children who were missing. The confirmation has to be done by the authorities who will conduct DNA testing on the remains. This could take up to several weeks.
One has to wonder, if this is the fourth child located, to have been killed in this tragic event, why did it happen? What would cause (quite probably) the entire family to perish in this manner?
First, let us consider the major discrepancy. It boggles the mind as to why this was reported in error. For about 10 days, it had stood as fact that the two parents, Jennifer and Sara Hart were found in the front seat of their destroyed SUV. It was stated as plain fact that they were wearing their seat belts.
It recently was redacted, they were not wearing their seat belts. Repeat, they did not have on their seat belts, when the bodies were initially discovered. However, it is sustained as reported fact that the two women’s bodies were found inside of the vehicle, while three children’s bodies were found outside of the vehicle.
Were the SUV windows open, did the doors pop open? One has to wonder how did the bodies become scattered to the point that three are completely missing from the scene. The ocean tides crashing on the rocks, within a few hours or less, managed to carry away three bodies.
The questions of physically how the event unfolded are not as pressing as why? How would such a thing transpire? How could anyone do such a crime, as it is now being called by the Mendocino Sherriff?
If it is fact that Jennifer Hart was in the driver’s seat, what caused her to stop at the roadside stop, then to accelerate directly off of the cliff to certain death? Was this premeditated? What went on in her mind and the mind of her wife and partner, Sara Hart? What would bring about the double-suicide and murder of all six children?
What makes these questions more perplexing is that nobody seemed to predict it coming. No one who knew the family would have thought of this. They seemed to be such a happy family, who had everything to live for. The children were so young and had a life ahead of them, in the progressive values of their adopted parents.
What makes it chilling to understand what happened is the theory that the two adult women were not the sufficient parents of these children. Claims are abounding that they were doing their parenting in questionable ways. There is conclusion that there was child abuse. A string of reported incidents in the past attributed to the Hart mothers, would lead one to that conclusion, especially with hindsight.
This writer is of the mind that the individuals who were responsible for their family, the mothers, Jennifer and Sara, had become overwhelmed by their plans and the reactions of the outside world. They were leading an uncoventional lifestyle. The fact that two mothers were raising a brood of six is controversial in itself. What were their qualifications? How did the multiple, successive adopting agencies make the decision to approve these particular parents? What was their inspiration?
One has to face the obvious, when it comes to the documented facts. They were involved in activist issues. They were used as the poster child for harmony and diversity and peace. Devonte Hart was featured in a viral news sensation before and during the Bernie Sanders campaign. Was it a racist agenda of some sort? Was it something that backfired in the worse possible way?
It is simply a tragedy that innocents get caught in the crosshairs of politics. In some way, this is what has to be investigated. I’m not saying that they were doing anything wrong in their child-rearing. I don’t think anybody could say this, without the ample evidence. After all, there is only one conviction for an abusive incident, which occurred in 2011. There were plenty of subsequent accusations though. These are not substantiated. And that is which opens this to debate.
If they were being hounded and experienced prejudice by outsiders and the system, I am inclined to accept that possibility. Did this exert an influence in their fateful demise? Did this put undue pressure upon the parents, that they desperately gave up their lives? Did they feel persecuted?
Even if they did no abuse, which would make them innocent, what caused the deadly rush off the cliff like lemmings to the slaughter? What went on IN their troubled minds? What could push a family to such devastation? May they rest in peace. But we as a society need some answers.
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