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Deputies: Missing mother contacted family days ago

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WESLEY CHAPEL (FOX 13) -

The search continues for an entire missing family PascoCounty, and authorities tell us the mother reached out to her family just daysago.

Jennifer Bruce, 28, and her sons Brett, 5, and Dillon, 7,have not been seen for weeks. Bruce reportedly pulled the boys out of Long LeafElementary school Jan. 10.

Their father, Garrett Bruce, is wanted in PinellasCounty after missing a bond hearing Monday. He is facing chargesfor DUI manslaughter and vehicular homicide. His trial is scheduled to start intwo weeks.

 A spokesperson for the Pasco County sheriff's officesays Jennifer contacted her father over the weekend but did not identify herlocation or who was with her.

Authorities now believe Bruce went willingly with Garrett,and there is no indication the children have been physically harmed.

"Our biggest concernis you have a woman and her two little kids who may be on the run with him, andthat is no type of lifestyle for any family," Sheriff Chris Nocco said.

It's unclear how they're getting around, though. Authoritiessay the Bruce's vehicle was left at their New Port Richey home. There were nosigns of foul play, and their passports have not been used.

Anyone with information on their whereabouts are asked tocontact the Pasco County Sheriff's Office.

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