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Clothing, Remains Discovered on Alaska Trail May Be Linked to Missing Family of 4

03/23/2015 09:18 am ET | Updated May 23, 2015

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Human remains and clothing found on a trail northwest of the Alaska city of Kenai on Saturday night may be linked to a family of four who went missing from the area last May, the Kenai Police Department said Sunday.

Rebecca Adams, 23, and her two children, Michelle Hundley, 6, and Jaracca Hundley, 3, and Adams' boyfriend Brandon Jividen, 37, were last seen in late May at their apartment in the Kenai Peninsula town of about 7,000. Their family dog Sparks vanished with them. The family's sudden disappearance spurred one of the biggest search efforts the Kenai Peninsula has seen and made national headlines.

On Sunday, Dennis Giffords of Kenai, Adams' uncle, asked for privacy on behalf of Adams' and Jividen's families.

"You have a shred of hope that they will be found," he said. "And that shred has been taken away."

All that changed Saturday, when a person driving down a trail in the area northwest of town between Alpine Drive and Borgen Avenue, off the Kenai Spur Highway, discovered remains and called authorities, police said.

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