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Mums drugged their six adopted children and drove off cliff in murder-suicide

The deaths of two mums who drugged their adopted children before driving off a cliff at 90mph has been ruled as murder-suicide.

Jennifer and Sarah Hart, both 38, were facing child abuse accusations when they deliberately drove the familys car off a 100ft seaside cliff in northern Californias coast
– killing six children aged 12 to 19.

A jury at the inquest made the unanimous verdict after hearing how one of the women had searched death by drowning online before the incident.

Officials shared grisly details of the deaths of Sarah and Jen Hart and their children whose SUV plunged off a cliff off Northern California's coast during a coroner's inquest Wednesday to help them classify the deaths.

Sarah and Jennifer Harts killed their six adopted children by murder-suicide (Picture: AP)

Officials shared grisly details of the deaths of Sarah and Jen Hart and their children whose SUV plunged off a cliff off Northern California's coast during a coroner's inquest Wednesday to help them classify the deaths.

Jennifer drove the car off a cliff (Picture: California Highway Patrol)

Social services visited the familys home the day they died on March 26, over concerns that the children werent being fed.

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Neighbour Bruce DeKalb, who called Child Protective Services told KGW: They were all small. The one girl, who was 12 looked like she was seven. Both her teeth were missing, front teeth.

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The bodies of three children, Markis, 19, Jeremiah, 14, and Abigail, 14, were found in the car, while Ciera, 12, was pulled from the sea weeks later.

The remains of Hannah, 16, was identified through DNA testing after a shoe was discovered on the coast.

FILE - This June, 2014, file photo shows some of the Hart family at the annual celebration of "The Goonies" movie in Astoria, Ore. Authorities in Northern California will hold a coroner's inquest to determine the manner of death for eight members of the family, whose SUV plunged off a coastal cliff last year. Mendocino County sheriff's Capt. Greg Van Patten says that during the two-day inquest starting Wednesday, April 3, 2019, a jury will hear from officials and experts, and decide whether the deaths of Jen and Sarah Hart and their six adopted children were accidental, a murder-suicide or undetermined. (Thomas Boyd/The Oregonian via AP, File)

The pair had been searching for suicide and death by drowning online (Picture: AP)

Officials shared grisly details of the deaths of Sarah and Jen Hart and their children whose SUV plunged off a cliff off Northern California's coast during a coroner's inquest Wednesday to help them classify the deaths.

Jennifer and Sarah were facing child abuse accusations

US: Family of 8 died by murder-suicide in cliff crash, jury finds Devonte Hart Provider: Johnny Huu Nguyen/AP Source: https://news.sky.com/story/devonte-hart-boy-in-viral-cop-photo-and-family-die-in-california-suv-crash-11307883 https://www.cbsnews.com/news/devante-hart-youth-from-famed-photo-believed-among-dead-as-suv-flies-off-cliff-california-hart-tribe/

Devonte Hart made headlines with this picture at a rally protesting the fatal shooting of (Picture: AP)

Police have not found the remains of Devonte, 15, who made headlines in 2014 when he was photographed hugging a white police officer at a rally to protest the fatal shooting of a black teen in Missouri.

Jennifer and Sarah bodies were found in the car, which landed upside down under the cliff.

Jennifer, who was driving the car, had alcohol in her blood over the legal limit.

The children were given around 19 doses each of Benadryl, to make them sleepy, jurors were told.

US: Family of 8 died by murder-suicide in cliff crash, jury finds Provider: Police Handouts Source: https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/us-news/inside-house-horrors-family-eight-14243810

Pictures from the house showed empty picture frames (Picture: Police Handouts)

US: Family of 8 died by murder-suicide in cliff crash, jury finds Provider: Clark County Sheriff's Office Source: https://expo.oregonlive.com/news/erry-2018/09/457f99a9ef7947/inside-the-hart-family-home-po.html

Police described is as very sterile (Picture: Police Handout)

US: Family of 8 died by murder-suicide in cliff crash, jury finds Provider: Clark County Sheriff's Office Source: https://expo.oregonlive.com/news/erry-2018/09/457f99a9ef7947/inside-the-hart-family-home-po.html

They fled the house in the middle of the night (Picture: Police Handout)

US: Family of 8 died by murder-suicide in cliff crash, jury finds Provider: Clark County Sheriff's Office Source: https://expo.oregonlive.com/news/erry-2018/09/457f99a9ef7947/inside-the-hart-family-home-po.html

Social workers said there was almost no evidence children lived there (Picture: Police Handout)

Three days earlier, authorities opened an investigation of neglect – and after a visit to the house, social workers said there was almost no evidence children lived there.

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Police have shared images from inside the very sterile house, which showed empty picture frames hanging on the walls.

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Police recovered deleted searches from Sarahs phone which showed she had been looking up suicide, drowning and information on Benadryl dosages and overdose methods on the internet.

They fled their Woodland, Washington home and drove to California in the middle of the night.

Officials shared grisly details of the deaths of Sarah and Jen Hart and their children whose SUV plunged off a cliff off Northern California's coast during a coroner's inquest Wednesday to help them classify the deaths.

An inquest ruled that the pair deliberately drove off the cliff

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