Police believe they've found the remains of an Alaska family of four that had been missing since Memorial Day weekend last year.
Clothing and human remains were spotted on the western edge of Kenai, south of Anchorage, on Saturday night, according to the Alaska Dispatch News. Police said a "very preliminary" investigation suggests that the remains belong to Rebecca Adams, 23, her daughters Jaracca Hundley, 3, and Michelle Hundley, 6, and Adams’ boyfriend, 38-year-old Brandon Jividen.
The family -- along with their dog -- vanished last May from their apartment in the Kenai Peninsula town of 7,000, sparking one of the largest search efforts the Peninsula has ever seen.
It wasn't immediately clear whether foul play was suspected, and police wouldn't comment further pending a press conference at Kenai City Hall on Monday, according to the New York Daily News.
One of Rebecca Adams' family members told the Dispatch News that he was grieving after hearing the news.
"You have a shred of hope that they will be found,” her uncle Dennis Giffords said. “And that shred has been taken away."
The family had still been posting missing fliers online as late as February.
The remains hadn't been fully identified on Sunday.