Devonte Hart, pictured hugging police in Ferguson protests, feared dead in car cliff plunge

A boy who made headlines after he was pictured hugging a white police officer at a protest is believed to have been killed with his entire family after their car plunged off a cliff. Devonte Hart, 15, was photographed crying as he embraced a riot police officer during demonstrations over the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white officer in Ferguson, Missouri in 2014. It is thought he was killed with his two mothers, Jennifer and Sarah Hart, and five siblings when their SUV plunged off a scenic California highway and plunged 100ft into the ocean. The bodies of the Harts and three of their adopted children have been recovered. Investigators are still searching for three more children, including Devonte, who they believe were also in the car at the time. “We know that an entire family vanished and perished during this tragedy,” Tom Allman, the local county Sheriff, told reporters. Devonte Hart and two of his siblings are missing after their siblings and parents were killed when their SUV plunged off a California cliff. Credit: Steve Dykes He said that the scene was unusual because the vehicle had crossed a 75ft stretch separating the road from the cliff edge and no skid or brake marks were found at the scene. The sheriff added that there was “no evidence and no reason to believe this was an intentional act” and appealed for anyone with knowledge of the family’s whereabouts before Monday to come forward. The “Hart Tribe”, as the married couple and their six adopted children were known, regularly travelled across the US offering people hugs and promoting unity at festivals and events. Last year the family fulfilled their dream of moving onto a rural property in Woodland, rural southwest Washington State. The Hart family …read more

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