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Remains found along trail in Alaska; police say evidence points to family missing since May

  • A Kenai police officer walks down a trail leading to a temporary camp where police and Federal Bureau of Investigations personnel Sunday, March 22, 2015 are working to identify remains of what Kenai Police believe to be a family who have been missing for nearly 10 months from their Kenai, Alaska home. While most of the land in the immediate area is state or federally owned, the place where police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation investigators is focusing their efforts, is a privately owned parcel. (AP Photo/Peninsula Clarion, Rashah McChesney)

    A Kenai police officer walks down a trail leading to a temporary camp where police and Federal Bureau of Investigations personnel Sunday, March 22, 2015 are working to identify remains of what Kenai Police believe to be a family who have been missing for nearly 10 months from their Kenai, Alaska home. While most of the land in the immediate area is state or federally owned, the place where police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation investigators is focusing their efforts, is a privately owned parcel. (AP Photo/Peninsula Clarion, Rashah McChesney)  (The Associated Press)

  • Investigators set up a temporary facility between Alpine Drive and Borgen Avenue on Sunday, March 22, 2015, after finding the remains of what Kenai Police believe to be a family that has been missing for nearly 10 months from their Kenai, Alaska home. While most of the land in the immediate area is state or federally owned, the place where police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation investigators is focusing their efforts, is a privately owned parcel which belongs to a woman from Sterling, Alaska. (AP Photo/Peninsula Clarion, Rashah McChesney)

    Investigators set up a temporary facility between Alpine Drive and Borgen Avenue on Sunday, March 22, 2015, after finding the remains of what Kenai Police believe to be a family that has been missing for nearly 10 months from their Kenai, Alaska home. While most of the land in the immediate area is state or federally owned, the place where police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation investigators is focusing their efforts, is a privately owned parcel which belongs to a woman from Sterling, Alaska. (AP Photo/Peninsula Clarion, Rashah McChesney)  (The Associated Press)

  • Investigators comb the woods between Alpine Drive and Borgen Avenue on Sunday, March 22, 2015 after finding the remains of what Kenai Police believe to be a family that has been missing for nearly 10 months from their Kenai, Alaska home. While most of the land in the immediate area is state or federally owned, the place where police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation investigators is focusing their efforts, is a privately owned parcel which belongs to a woman from Sterling, Alaska. (AP Photo/Peninsula Clarion, Rashah McChesney)

    Investigators comb the woods between Alpine Drive and Borgen Avenue on Sunday, March 22, 2015 after finding the remains of what Kenai Police believe to be a family that has been missing for nearly 10 months from their Kenai, Alaska home. While most of the land in the immediate area is state or federally owned, the place where police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation investigators is focusing their efforts, is a privately owned parcel which belongs to a woman from Sterling, Alaska. (AP Photo/Peninsula Clarion, Rashah McChesney)  (The Associated Press)

Human remains found along an Alaska trail may be connected to the disappearance of a family of four missing since May, Kenai Police said Sunday.

The family's disappearance prompted massive searches led by Kenai police with help from the FBI. The searches turned up no clues.

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.

On Saturday, a person driving down a west Kenai trail spotted clothing and what appeared to be human remains, police said in a statement. Responding officers found remains and items reported missing from the home of Rebecca Adams, 23, and her boyfriend, Brandon Jividen, 38. They were last seen May 27, the day after Memorial Day.

Also missing were Adams' children, Michelle Hundley, 6, and Jaracca Hundley, 3. The family dog also disappeared. Police said it would take time to positively identify the remains and complete the investigation at the scene.

The remains were found less than two miles from the family's home.

FBI officials Sunday were traveling to Kenai. The department plans a briefing on the case at noon on Monday.

Kenai is a city of 7,100 about 65 miles southwest of Anchorage at the mouth of the Kenai River, Alaska's most popular sport fishing attraction.