FBI: 2 missing Hart children 'could currently be traveling together'
WESTPORT, Calif. —
The following is a press release from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) regarding the latest developments into the investigation of a SUV carrying a family that plunged over a cliff in Mendocino County killing both drivers and three children. The two women turned out to be adoptive parents of six children. Four of the children have been found deceased by search and rescue teams. The two outstanding minors are 15-year-old Devonte Jordan Hart and 16-year-old Hannah Jean Hart.
On March 26, 2018, at approximately 4:15 p.m., the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office and the California Highway Patrol responded to a fatal traffic accident off Highway 1, north of Westport, California. The bodies of a Washington couple and four of their six children were found in and around a vehicle that had crashed over a cliff and landed along the surf line. Two of the couple's children are currently unaccounted for and their whereabouts remain unknown. The missing children could currently be traveling together and may have last been seen with their family members traveling in a brown 2003 Yukon XL SUV with tinted windows, which is the same vehicle that crashed.
The names of the missing children are:
Devonte Jordan Hart, a 15-year-old African-American male https://www.fbi.gov/wanted/kidnap/devonte-jordan-hart
Hannah Jean Hart, a 16-year-old African American female https://www.fbi.gov/wanted/kidnap/hannah-jean-hart
The FBI, Mendocino County Sheriff's Office, and California Highway Patrol are asking for assistance from anyone who has any knowledge of the whereabouts of these children, including sightings prior to the traffic accident. The family may have traveled to, or visited, the following locations or campgrounds prior to the accident:
Ten Mile Beach in Westport, California, near Fort Bragg, California
Russian Gulch south of Fort Bragg, California
MacKerricher State Park in Mendocino County, California
Surfwood Campground in Mendocino County, California
Pinewood Campground in Mendocino County, California
Cleone Campground in Mendocino County, California
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact the FBI's Toll-Free Tipline at 1-800-CALL-FBI (1-800-225-5324), your local FBI office, or the nearest American Embassy or Consulate