Authorities are searching for a Connecticut couple and their children after they reportedly disappeared from their home without leaving any forwarding information.
The Hartford Courant reports that school officials and family members haven’t heard from Andres Bravo, 43, Jennifer Cubillos, 33, nor their two children, Christopher Bravo, 14, and Samantha Bravo, 11, in months. According to Lt. Bryan Cammarata, Naugatuck school administrators indicated the two children attended school last year but haven’t been seensince the last day of class.
When the kids failed to show up to school on August 27, school officials tried to contact the parents but phone numbers were no longer in service. School officials then drove to the family’s home in Naugatuck to check on the children and discovered it was vacant.
The family left no forwarding information on how to reach them. Family members reported hearing from them for the last time in June or July at a local bank, when the family apparently announced they planned to move to Florida. A relative of the family told police they received text messages from Bravo and Cubillos that abruptly stopped on August 11. The relative said the last message the couple sent stated they planned to return to Connecticut and needed money for car insurance.
“Everything that we have been able to check shows that they have not re-established down there [in Florida],” Cammarata said. “We can’t even verify that they have even left the state.”
Cammarata added that the family’s vehicle remained registered in Connecticut and public records show the family’s residence as still in Naugatuck, although records state they sold their home over the summer.
However, Cammarata said there’s no evidence that suggests foul play.
“Right now, there is nothing to indicate there was anything criminal. But we’re not ruling anything out at this point.”
Regardless, the bizarre way in the which the family disappeared resulted in authorities issuing Silver Alerts for the children. The entire family has been placed on the National Crime Information Center, and listed as missing.
On Wednesday, someone who claimed to be one of the missing family members contacted police. Yet, when asked for proof of identity, the person couldn’t or wouldn’t provide it, according to authorities.
Anyone with information on the family’s whereabouts should call the Naugatuck police at 203-729-5221 or the department’s confidential tip line at 203-720-1010.
[Feature Photo: Andres Bravo, Jennifer Cubillos, Christopher Bravo, and Samantha Bravo/Handout]