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Francis and Carole Carrington

2003 National Crime Victim Service Award | National Crime Victims’ Service Awards

Francis and Carole Carrington | National Crime Victim Service Award
Modesto, California

In February 1999, Carole and Juli Sund and Silvina Pelosso disappeared while on a sightseeing trip. After a month-long search, their burned rental car containing the remains of Carole and Silvina was located. A week later, Juli's body was also found. 

Francis and Carole Carrington, Carole's parents and Juli's grandparents, had posted reward money both for the safe return of the women and for information regarding the whereabouts of their rental car. They were grateful they had the resources to post the rewards, but also wondered what the outcome might have been had they not had the funds to do so. 

In April 1999, with a donation of $200,000, the Carringtons created the Carole Sund/Carrington Memorial Reward Foundation. The Foundation provides funds to families who have missing or murdered loved ones but do not have the resources to post reward money themselves. 

To date, the Foundation has posted 152 rewards in 30 states totaling more than $1,117,500. Results have included apprehending 17 murder suspects and one child molester who attempted to murder his young victim, the safe return of a missing woman and her critically ill 1-year-old son, and locating a missing man who had died in a car accident.