Ciera Hart’s body found close to crash site

MENDOCINO – The Mendocino County sheriff says a body found earlier this month is that of 12-year-old Ciera Hart. Ciera was one of three children that have been considered missing after the deadly crash.

In March, a van driven by Jennifer Hart went off a cliff and plunged to the ground below, killing Hart, her wife Sarah, and at least four of their six adopted children. The two women and three children died in the wreckage, but 12-year old Ciera was ejected.

Two other children are still considered missing, although investigators suspect they were also in the van. Ciera’s body was found not too far from the site and deputies are still looking for her two other siblings.

The Mendocino sheriff says Jennifer Hart was driving under the influence of alcohol at the time of the crash. Investigators believe she intentionally drove off the cliff.