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Human remains and clothing that were found near the southern coast of Alaska may be connected to the disappearance of a family of four last year, police said Sunday.
Police in Kenai, about 100 miles southwest of Anchorage, said items found at the scene Saturday night "appear to match items identified as missing" from the home of Brandon Jividen, 38, Rebecca Adams, 23, and Adams' daughters, Michelle Hundley, 6, and Jaracca Hundley, 3. The family's dog, Sparks, was also missing.
The FBI, which has been involved in the investigation since the family disappeared in May, was sending an evidence response team, police said.
The family were last heard from on May 27, when Adams called her sister, who reported that she sounded distressed but wouldn't say what was wrong. Their cars and wallets were left behind at home, and their cellphones appeared to have been turned off, authorities said last year.
Police scheduled a news conference for Monday. "We know the family and the community have waited a long time for the answers in this case," the police statement said.