This week, water levels have subsided enough to allow for a more concentrated search, the sheriff's office said. California drivers are considered drunk with a level of 0.08 or higher. Toxicology results for a third child killed are still pending, Carpenter said. Diphenhydramine is an antihistamine that has a sedative effect.
The toxicology report was released Friday in California as authorities in Washington state provided details about visits from child protective services to the family's home there. Carpenter said "a lot about this case is unusual ... baffling nearly".
A woman believed to have intentionally driven her wife and children off a cliff in the USA state of California was legally drunk, the local sheriff's office said. The bodies of three of their children - Markis, 19, Jeremiah, 14, and Abigail, 14 - were found nearby. The other three children - Devonte, 15, Hannah, 16, and Sierra, 12 - were not found. Authorities believe the entire family was in the vehicle when it crashed into the rocky Pacific Ocean.
A witness told investigators they saw a maroon SUV, possibly a Honda Pilot, crash into the river north of Leggett around 1:10 p.m. April 6, the CHP said.
Police also said the Federal Bureau of Investigation was sending its Behavioral Analysis Unit to study cellphone data recovered from one of the family members' phones showing the Hart family's travel information. The Harts and three of their children were found dead after the vehicle plunged into the Pacific Ocean on March 26 Two more are missing and another body has been found but not identified.
It said several items were identified by the family members of those missing. Were the children purposely drugged and did the parents know they were on suicide mission when they headed out for the "road trip".
A body was found last week near the crash site that officials said may be one of the three missing children, but the body has yet to be identified.
"These items were of a personal nature and will not be described further at this time, but it does confirm the fact the vehicle that was seen going into the river was that of the Thottapilly family", the California Highway Patrol said.