Maine police are desperately searching for a two-year-old girl and her parents who went missing after going camping last month.
Jill Sidebotham, 28, Nicholas Hansen, and their daughter, Lydia Hansen, two, have been missing since June 27, when they were last seen by Sidebotham’s family before their camping trip in Phillips, Maine.
The parents, who are separated, and their daughter, who lives with Sidebotham, were supposed to return on June 30. The mother’s phone has been turned off since June 28 and Hansen’s has not had a signal since the 29, according to The Boston Globe .
Sidebotham’s father Ron said in a Facebook post that it was ‘not in Jill’s nature at all to just disappear.’
Jill Sidebotham, 28, and her daughter Lydia Hansen, two, have been missing since June 27
The pair went camping in the woods with Lydia’s father Nick Hansen (pictured). Sidebotham’s phone has not been on since June 28 and Hansen’s has had no signal since the 29
The family-of-three was spotted on July 2 at a Walmart in Mexico, Maine – which the police verified through security footage. There have not been any further sightings.
‘They were buying food items and there did not appear to be anything nefarious or criminal,’ Sanford police Lieutenant Matthew Gagne told The Boston Globe. ‘[However]we cannot verify their state without seeing them.’
They were last seen in a silver 2005 Volkswagen Jetta with a black rear bumper sticker and a Maine license plate, according to the wanted poster.
Police are now asking for the public’s help, but do not suspect foul play.
‘It’s more of a welfare check because it’s unusual that they haven’t reached out to family or friends, that we’re aware of,’ Gagne said, according to The Boston Globe.
However, Sidebotham’s sister Reta Lyman warned on Facebook to ‘be careful’ of Hansen.
‘[Sidebotham] was last [seen] with my niece’s father, who is not a stable person,’ she wrote in a Facebook post. ‘He’s not ok and has been violent before, especially when he thought someone was taking Jill away.’
Ron also wrote in the comment section of one of his Facebook posts, that there is ‘reason to believe he’s holding her against her will.’
The family, who does not live together, were last seen at a Mexico, Maine, Walmart buying food, which police confirmed through security footage
“We don’t know 100 percent, but it’s a great possibility,” he wrote.
Her family has experienced great stress, with Ron telling a Facebook user that he was barely holding on, but was ‘trying my best to keep it together.’
‘It’s the unknown of what’s going on,’ Ron told Maine News Center. ‘It’s eating away at my head and my stomach.’
Lyman echoed similar statements, telling the outlet: ‘I’m supposed to be the oldest, I’m supposed to be the one that looks out for them and I can’t. I don’t know where to go,’ she said as she wiped away tears.
Now she is left wondering if they ‘misunderstood something’ about Sidebotham and Hansen’s plans.
Sanford Police have contacted and are working with local law enforcement agencies and have told local wardens about the family’s disappearance.
‘I was worried the second my wife told me what they were doing, but I didn’t think this would happen,’ Ron told Maine News Center. ‘I hate to say it, but I don’t trust the guy, there’s been past issues with him.’
DailyMail.com has reached out to Sidebotham’s family for comment.
Weeks before the disappearance, Hansen shared a Rachel Byram poem that features lines such as: ‘I’m done playing you game. Did you ever even care? Cause you act like I was never there. I’m not just some game.’
Sidebotham’s family is worried that Hansen (pictured with his daughter) is ‘holding her against her will.’ Police, however, said they do not suspect foul play
Sidebotham’s family has said there’s been ‘issues in the past’ with Hansen (pictured)
Sidebotham’s father Ron also said he it was ‘not in Jill’s nature at all to just disappear’
The family said they are extremely worried about her disappearance and that it is “eating” at them. They also said it was Hansen is ‘not a stable person’
It also featured: ‘You should be ashamed. I could have been everything you wanted. Cause you were everything I ever wanted. But you made your choice. Your mind may be thinking one thing. But your actions are the only thing that’s speaking.’
It is unknown if he is a poetry enthusiast or if he posted the poem about a specific person.
He also posted another photo on June 16, reading: ‘If you want me in your life, figure out a way to put me there. I’m done trying.’
Sanford Police are urging anyone who thinks they spotted the family to call local law enforcement.
Two weeks before their camping trip, Hansen made weird Facebook posts, including a poem and photo that indicated he was ‘done trying’ to keep someone in his life. It is unclear who these posts were directed towards