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.
Social services visited the familys home the day they died on March 26, over concerns that the children werent being fed.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Police have shared images from inside the very sterile house, which showed empty picture frames hanging on the walls.
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.