Human remains found in Alaska may belong to missing family

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KENAI, Alaska (CNN/AP) — Human remains found in southern Alaska may belong to a family that’s been missing for 10 months.

A driver traveling down a wooded trail Saturday night found clothing and what appeared to be human remains in the city of Kenai, police said.

“A very preliminary scene assessment has revealed information that points to the Kenai family that turned up missing in May of 2014,” police said. “Items that were observed at the scene appear to match items identified as missing from the residence.”

The family members who vanished are Brandon Jividen, 38; Rebecca Adams, 23; Michelle Hundley, 6; and Jaracca Hundley, 3. The family’s dog, Sparks, also went missing.

Relatives said at the time it appeared the family had left without packing. Their two vehicles remained parked outside their apartment and their rent for June had not been paid, according to the Associated Press. Neighbors say their breakfast was still on the table.

The FBI, which has been looking into the family’s disappearance since last year, is helping the Kenai Police Department investigate. The remains were found less than two miles from the family’s home.