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No big breaks in case as Kenai police search for missing family of four

Tegan Hanlon

Kenai police said Tuesday that the whereabouts of a family of four who disappeared from their apartment in May remain unknown and encouraged anyone with any information to call authorities.

Kenai Police Chief Gus Sandahl said in a press conference that police, FBI and the Kenai Fire Department continued a ground search Tuesday for Rebecca Adams, 22, her boyfriend Brandon Jividen, 37, and Adams' two daughters, Michelle Hundley, 5, and Jaracca Hundley, 3. They started the sweeping search at the apartment and moved outward, Sandahl said.

"(There's) no big break that's leading us to search a specific location," he said.

Sandahl would not comment on how many law enforcement officials are involved in the search, except to say "it's significant." He said FBI and police continue to conduct interviews and gather information. Police did not have any suspects Tuesday, he said.

"There's nothing we want more at this point than to find them," Sandahl said.

The last physical evidence police have of Adams' location is from surveillance footage that show her with her two daughters on May 18 at a local business, Sandahl said. Adams' sister, Lanell, has said that the two last spoke on the phone over Memorial Day weekend.

On May 31, police responded to the family's apartment after receiving a call for a welfare check, and discovered that the family was gone. Their family dog, a brown-and-white springer spaniel named Sparks, was also missing, but the family's vehicles and belongings remained at the residence.

Sandahl said he is still hopeful that the family is alive and well.

When asked why, he said, "Just because I have no reason not to be."

Police are asking anyone with information on the family to call the Kenai Police Department at 907-283-7879.

"Don't just assume that your information is not worthwhile," Sandahl said. "Want to hear from you."

Reach Tegan Hanlon at thanlon@adn.com or 257-4589.


By TEGAN HANLON
thanlon@adn.com