A family of four has been missing from their Kenai home for more than a week.
Brandon Jividen 37, his girlfriend Rebecca Adams, 22, and her daughters Michelle Hundley, 5, and Jaracca Hundley, 3, were last seen one week ago, said to Kenai Police Sergeant Scott McBride.
The report is currently under investigation, McBride said.
Rebecca Adams’ family members said the last contact they’d had with her had been alarming.
Lanell Adams, the missing woman’s sister, said she got a phone call around Memorial Day weekend.
“She sounded very distressed,” said Lanell Adams. “She just told me ‘know that I love you,” and she had to get off the phone very quickly.”
Lanell Adams said Rebecca Adams would not tell her what was wrong.
“Growing up we always had this thing … we say ‘thou shall not lie’ and you always have to tell the truth,” Lanell Adams said. “I asked her, thou shall not lie Becca, are you ok?’ She said, don’t ask me that right now, just know that I love you.”
After that conversation, Rebecca Adams, her daughters and boyfriend disappeared from their North Kenai apartment near Chugach Aveue.
Lanell Adams flew to Kenai from Washington State to help with the hunt for her sister.
Audre Gifford, who said Adams was her cousin, said the family had left behind both of their cars, all of their camping and outdoor gear and the car seats for Adams’ daughters. The family’s dog is also missing, Gifford said.
Gifford said she and other family members have been searching for evidence of what happened to the four for several days.
“We’ve been over there (to the apartment) a lot,” Gifford said. “Right now, investigators are looking for the last ping on (Jividen’s) cell phone to see where that came from and checking their bank records.”
Lanell Adams said both Rebecca Adams and Jividen’s phones have been turned off for several days.
“I’ve called dozens of times,” she said. “I’m scared more than anything.”
At this point evidence and testimony is still being gathered by the Kenai Police Department, McBride said.
Both relatives and their landlord said it was very out of character for the family to be gone for that period of time, without notification.
“The landlord says that they’re always the first people to pay rent on the 1st and their rent hasn’t been paid,” Gifford said.
A possibility exists the family just went out of town, but the KPD is looking into it to reassure relatives, McBride said.
McBride said the sooner missing persons are reported the better. If something happened they can figure out the circumstances more easily.
For now, the family is trying to spread the word about the missing family via Facebook and by putting fliers up around the central Kenai Peninsula.
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