Laura Atencio re: Rosario Garcia
I just want to share what this organization has done for me and my family. My mother-in-law went missing July 7th 2020. Her car was found two days later in the Idllywild mountains on hiking trail. It was found abandoned because she had actually hit a rock and teeter tottered on it. None of us could figure out whether she actually drove the car up, but we knew there was enough stuff in the car to say that it wasn’t stolen and that it was hers. She was a 73-year-old woman who walked with assistance and had a bad hip.

The local sheriff’s department was contacted and we were told that they searched not only with bloodhounds but that a rescue team had looked for her also with the help of helicopters, police and volunteers. Even with all these search efforts, they did not find her. Friends and family hiked the trails screaming for her as we searched but we were not able to find any trace of her.

Every month, an editor and writer for a newspaper in idyllwild would write a story about Rosario and other hikers that were missing in the area. It’s so happened that Cathy Tarr read this article and thankfully something caught her attention. She got a hold of her crew of the Fowler O’Sullivan Foundation and was able to find Rosario in three days! We waited 7 months with no answers, everyday wondering, everyday crying, everyday wishing. Wishing for a little spark of hope to find our loved one. It was the hardest thing we’ve ever gone through.

Thanks to Cathy tarr and the Fowler O’Sullivan Foundation, my mother-in-law was found within 3 days. It wasn’t the ending we wanted but it was the closure we needed. We are very lucky that the foundation took it upon themselves to look for her, and buy the grace of God, they found her and we were able to lay her to rest. I pray that anyone in a similar situation has the opportunity for closure like we did. We owe this foundation so much and will never forget them. We LOVE YOU GUYS!!!! REST IN PEACE ROSARIO “CHATA” GARCIA

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