Homicide

Police conclude murder-suicide in deaths of Alaska family that disappeared before bodies found

  • FILE - In this March 22, 2015 file photo, a Kenai, Alaska police officer walks down a trail leading to a temporary camp where investigators examine the remains of four people who had been missing for nearly 10 months from their Kenai home. An Alaska man shot and killed his girlfriend, her two young daughters and the family dog in 2014 before turning a gun on himself in the woods near the family's home, authorities said Wednesday, June 3, 2015. The determination came a year after the family disappeared in Kenai. (Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion via AP, File)

    FILE - In this March 22, 2015 file photo, a Kenai, Alaska police officer walks down a trail leading to a temporary camp where investigators examine the remains of four people who had been missing for nearly 10 months from their Kenai home. An Alaska man shot and killed his girlfriend, her two young daughters and the family dog in 2014 before turning a gun on himself in the woods near the family's home, authorities said Wednesday, June 3, 2015. The determination came a year after the family disappeared in Kenai. (Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion via AP, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this March 22, 2015, file photo, investigators comb the woods after finding the remains of four people who had been missing for nearly 10 months from their home in Kenai, Alaska. An Alaska man shot and killed his girlfriend, her two young daughters and the family dog in 2014 before turning a gun on himself in the woods near the family's home, authorities said Wednesday, June 3, 2015. The determination came a year after the family disappeared in Kenai. (Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion, File)

    FILE - In this March 22, 2015, file photo, investigators comb the woods after finding the remains of four people who had been missing for nearly 10 months from their home in Kenai, Alaska. An Alaska man shot and killed his girlfriend, her two young daughters and the family dog in 2014 before turning a gun on himself in the woods near the family's home, authorities said Wednesday, June 3, 2015. The determination came a year after the family disappeared in Kenai. (Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion, File)  (The Associated Press)

Police in Alaska say a woman and her two children died in 2014 at the hands of her boyfriend who then killed himself off a trail near the family's home in Kenai.

Police said Wednesday the state medical examiner concluded that 38-year-old Brandon Jividen shot and killed 23-year-old Rebecca Adams, 6-year-old Michelle Hundley and 3-year-old Jaracca Hundley. The family dog also was killed.

The family's disappearance in May 2014 sparked a massive search by authorities and the FBI.

On March 21, a person spotted human remains while driving along a trail through woods less than a half-mile from the family home.

Police recovered two guns next to Jividen's body and said had bought both weapons.

Kenai is a community of 7,100 about 65 miles southwest of Anchorage.