Cellphone found where SUV plunged off California cliff

first_imgMENDOCINO, Calif. (AP) — Searchers looking for three missing children whose family’s SUV plunged off a Northern California cliff have found a cellphone that could have belonged to a member of the large brood.There was no sign of the siblings who were missing but presumed dead in the crash that killed Sarah and Jennifer Hart and three of their other adopted children.Five bodies were found March 26 near Mendocino, a few days after Washington authorities began investigating the Harts for possible child neglect.Dozens of people combed miles of coastline Wednesday.The Mendocino County sheriff’s office told Portland TV station KOIN that a searcher found a cellphone that was being analyzed.Authorities have said that data from the vehicle’s software suggested the crash was deliberate. They said the SUV had stopped at a coastal highway overlook before speeding straight off the cliff and plummeting 100 feet into the rocky Pacific Ocean below.last_img read more