In February of 1999, Carole and Juli Sund and Silvina Pelosso were missing while on a sightseeing trip to Yosemite National Park. While they were missing, Francis and Carole Carrington, Carole Sund’s parents, established rewards both for their safe return and for information on the whereabouts of their rental car. They believe that posting the reward money and receiving media attention on their case helped in locating the rental car, which gave them their first break in the case. It was for this reason the Carrington’s established Carole Sund/Carrington Memorial Reward Foundation. The Foundation’s goal is to safely return missing persons to their homes and to secure the arrest and conviction of violent criminals. The Carrington’s hope is to turn their tragedy into triumph for other families.
After the violent death of their daughter Carole Sund, grand-daughter Juli, and Silvina Pelosso in the spring of 1999, Francis & Carole Carrington decided that anything they could do to prevent violent criminals from going free would be worth the effort.
In that light the Carole Sund/Carrington Memorial Reward Foundation was founded to help families without economic means to offer rewards for information in order to help law enforcement officials locate missing loved ones.
“This is one of our first steps in fighting back for ourselves and then fighting back … for the people who this reward fund is destined to help,”
~Ken Sund, Carole Sund’s brother-in- law.