'When I had my youngest, they reassessed my benefits and told me that I was only going to be awarded 50p per week for housing benefit, ' she said.
Investigators have not come up with a motive but say it appears the incident was intentional, The FBI is deploying their Behavioral Analysis Unit to assist and try to understand what happened. Three other children, Hannah, 16, Devonte, 15, and Sierra, also 15, are missing.
The crash scene, about 322 km north of San Francisco, was discovered by a passing motorist on March 26.
Hannah, who is missing, was the girl who had jumped from a second-story window in the Hart home and in the middle of a fall night ran over to her neighbors, asking them to hide her.
"After learning of three additional children who were unaccounted for, the Sheriff's Office, the California Highway Patrol, and the United States Coast Guard out of Fort Bragg CA immediately initiated a second search and rescue effort in the Ocean waters where the accident occurred", the statement read.
After the March 23 visit, investigators went back three days later. The vehicle slowed in the turnout, then tumbled into the river, authorities said, noting that visibility was reduced during the storm and the driver may not have seen the embankment.
After Sarah Hart pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of domestic assault, she and Jen pulled their children from schools in Minnesota, in favor of homeschooling.
Patricia continued: "My eldest son's father died when he was one, and the other children's fathers just don't bother with their kids", she said.
Child's body found in river where Southern California family vanished
Sarah Hart earlier had faced allegations of mistreatment in Minnesota, where she and Jennifer lived when the children were adopted about a decade ago from Texas.
The family of four - two parents and two children - was traveling from Portland, Oregon, to their home in Santa Clarita, California, last week when they stopped communicating with relatives. He asked if the couple would hide food for him and his siblings.
"It was upsetting", DeKalb said.
"All this does is just start another part of the process that doesn't get us to a point of being able to grieve", she said.
Stephen, a retired Portsmouth Naval Shipyard worker, said additional testing needs to be done on the house to determine how much hazardous material such as asbestos and lead paint were present in the structure before making a final determination on whether the home can be salvaged.
Animal control seized one cat, several chickens and ducks from the home, Clark County Animal Control told KGW. They were put into foster care about five months later when a caseworker arrived at Celestine's home and found Davis there with the children, unsupervised.
Devonte Hart became the center of attention after the crash.