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THE hunt for a missing family who vanished on a camping trip has taken a shocking twist – months after they disappeared.
Nicholas Hansen, his ex-partner Jill Sidebotham, and their daughter Lydia, two, were last seen at a Walmart store in Maine in July.
Nicholas Hansen vanished with his ex-partner Jill Sidebotham and their daughter Lydia in JulyCredit: Sanford Police Department
Months after they disappeared, a man, who claimed to be Hansen, contacted the outlet WMTV to say that he, Sidebotham, and Lydia are safe.
He claimed the trio want to live their lives in “private” but refused to reveal details of their location.
He also said that Sidebotham planned to speak to officers in Sanford on Thursday.
He claimed: “That is when she will feel safe to let everybody know that we’re safe.”
Cops are expected to provide an update on the case on Friday.
Hansen, 38, Sidebotham, and Lydia seemingly vanished without a trace on June 27 before being seen days later at the supermarket in Mexico.
Sanford Police Lt Matthew Gagne said they were buying food from the store.
He said: “There did not appear to be anything nefarious or criminal.”
The family was also spotted at the Coos Canyon Campground in Byron.
The footage showed both parents carrying their daughter.
Sidebotham was due to return home from the trip on June 30 but failed to do so.
Her father Ron told Seacoastonline that a money jar containing an estimated $200 in cash that Jill kept at home is nowhere to be found after her disappearance.
Last month, Hansen’s sister Kelly told NBC News that she’s worried “something bad” may have happened on the trip.
She said: “It kills me to know that he’s changed and my niece, God forbid, is suffering because of this.
“I’m worried that Nick snapped and did something stupid. I’m worried that Jill could have snapped and did something stupid.”
She revealed that Hansen quit his job after losing custody of two of his other kids from a previous relationship.
And, Hansen’s sister Kris Martin told The Sun that his mind wasn’t stable.