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Student Remains Flown to Argentina

April 26, 1999

STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) _ The body of an Argentine exchange student slain on a sightseeing trip to Yosemite National Park has begun its long trip home.

Carole Carrington, whose daughter and granddaughter also were killed on the trip, was among those who boarded a flight Sunday to Cordoba, Argentina, with the remains of 16-year-old Silvina Pelosso.

Modesto police escorted the hearse carrying Ms. Pelosso to Stockton Metropolitan Airport, where San Diego Chargers owner and philanthropist Alex Spanos arranged for a corporate jet to fly the teen home.

Ms. Pelosso, Carole Sund and her 15-year-old daughter, Julie, were last seen alive Feb. 15, after ice-skating and sightseeing in the park.

The burnt remains of Ms. Pelosso and Mrs. Sund were found in the trunk of their torched rental car March 19. Julie’s body was found about a week later and more than 30 miles away, on a wooded hillside near Lake Don Pedro.

Argentine Consul General Luis Maria Kreckler, FBI chaplain Mark O’Sullivan and Mrs. Sund’s brother-in-law Ken Sund also were flying to Argentina with the remains.

Ms. Pelosso’s parents and sister left Modesto earlier this month to prepare for the burial, scheduled for Tuesday.

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