Clarion file photo  In this June 9 file photo, Kenai Police Sgts. Scott McBride (left) and Jay Sjogren review a map with Lisa Jaegar from the Mat-Su Search and Rescue Dogs on Borgen Av. in Kenai. Two rescue dog teams along with agents with the FBI are searching the wooded area north of Wildwood Correctional Facility for a Kenai family of four missing since May 27.

Clarion file photo In this June 9 file photo, Kenai Police Sgts. Scott McBride (left) and Jay Sjogren review a map with Lisa Jaegar from the Mat-Su Search and Rescue Dogs on Borgen Av. in Kenai. Two rescue dog teams along with agents with the FBI are searching the wooded area north of Wildwood Correctional Facility for a Kenai family of four missing since May 27.

Remains found near home of missing Kenai family

  • By Rashah McChesney
  • Sunday, March 22, 2015 3:51pm
  • News

Kenai police may have found the remains of a family that has been missing from the area for 10 months.

Police were called Saturday evening after a person driving down a trail on the west side of Kenai found clothing and human remains, according to Sunday media release.

Rebecca Adams, her two daughters Jaracca and Michelle Hundley and boyfriend Brandon Jividen have been missing since May 2014. The family dog, “Sparks” is also missing.

Several law enforcement agencies, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Alaska State Troopers and Fish and Game launched an extensive ground search and aerial search of the area around the Inlet Woods Subdivision in northern Kenai where the family lived.

The remains were found near Borgen Avenue and Alpine Drive, according to the media release. Search teams had previously canvassed the area near Borgen Avenue. The area where the remains were found is less than five miles from the family’s apartment on Chugach Avenue.

Both of the family vehicles were at the home and Kenai police said in June of 2014 that they were focusing their search on the immediate area around the couple’s apartment.

Items found with the remains appear to match those that have been reported as missing from the family’s home, though an FBI team is enroute to the area from Anchorage to help Kenai Police with a scene investigation, according to the release. Kenai Police will hold a media briefing at noon on Monday at Kenai City Hall in the council chambers, no information will be released until that briefing, according to the release.

 

Reach Rashah McChesney at rashah.mcchesney@peninsulaclarion.com

 

 

 

Remains found near home of missing Kenai family
Remains found near home of missing Kenai family
Brandon Jividen

Brandon Jividen

Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion  A Kenai police officer walks down a trail leading to a temporary camp where police and Federal Bureau of Investigations personnel  on 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.

Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion A Kenai police officer walks down a trail leading to a temporary camp where police and Federal Bureau of Investigations personnel on 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) An investigator marks a stump within a parameter set up on Sunday March 22, 2015 between Borgen Avenue and Alpine Drive where Kenai Police have what they believe to be the remains of a family who have been missing from their Kenai, Alaska home for more than 10 months. The remains were found fewer than 2 miles from the family's home.

(AP Photo/Peninsula Clarion, Rashah McChesney) An investigator marks a stump within a parameter set up on Sunday March 22, 2015 between Borgen Avenue and Alpine Drive where Kenai Police have what they believe to be the remains of a family who have been missing from their Kenai, Alaska home for more than 10 months. The remains were found fewer than 2 miles from the family’s home.

Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion  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.

Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion 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.

Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion  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.

Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion 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.

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