press release - 04250802


Victoria Anne Cotton







$5000 Reward for Any Information to the Safe Return of Victoria Anne Cotton

Goleta - April 25th, 2008

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department through the Carole Sund Carrington Foundation posted a $5000.00 reward for any information leading to the safe return of Ms. Victoria Anne Cotton.

Carole and Julie Sund and Silvina Pelosso were the three women sightseers who were missing and later found murdered near Yosemite National Park in February 1999. While they were missing, Carole Sund’s parents, Francis and Carole Carrington, at the request of the FBI, posted rewards both for their safe return and for information leading to the whereabouts of their rental car. The Carrington’s believe that the posting of these rewards and the media attention they receive contributed to the car being located and gave them the first break in their case. They were thankful that they had the financial means to offer these rewards and it’s because of this that they started the Carole Sund / Carrington Foundation.

This foundation was established to assist families such as the family of Victoria Cotton who are in similar circumstances as the Carrington’s in that Victoria is a missing person. If a homicide had occurred the reward will automatically revert to the arrest and conviction of the person / persons responsible for the crime.

Anyone with information about Ms. Victoria Cotton is encouraged to contact the Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Department at 805-681-4150.


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