Thursday, December 10, 2015

The Yosemite Murders: Catching Cary Stayner

Thursday, January 14, 7:00 pm

In February of 1999 at Cedar Lodge in Yosemite National Park, three guests disappeared. It wasn’t until March that the bodies of Carole Sund, her daughter Julie, and family friend Silvina Pelosso were found. Special FBI Agent George Fong and dozens of others in law enforcement chased the killer for over six months, worried that he would strike again. Come hear the story of how the investigation unfolded, where luck played a vital role on the killer’s part, and the mistakes he made that got him caught.

George Fong spent 27 years as a Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation where he scrutinized all facets of violent crimes including kidnapping, extortion, serial murders, crimes against children, bank robbery, drug trafficking, and gangs. He worked on a number of high profile murder and kidnapping cases and was a member of the FBI’s Evidence Response Team and a certified Undercover Agent. He served as the Supervisory Special Agent of the Violent Crime Squad before being promoted as the Deputy Program Director of the National Gang Intelligence Center and Unit Chief of the Violent Gang Program in Washington D.C. His last assignment was as an Assistant Inspector before retiring. He now serves as ESPN’s Director of Global Security for the western half of the U.S. and Pacific Rim. Mr. Fong is also a mystery writer and his debut novel, Fragmented was released in February of 2014.

Don’t miss this riveting account of how an investigation unfolded, a mystery was solved and a murderer was captured.