Episode 27: Jose Ricardo Garay

August 07, 2017

Jose Ricardo Garay, who went by Rick, was last seen on or around July 30th, 2009. Rick’s case is complicated and controversial because he went missing while attempting to enter the country illegally through the Sonoran Desert in Arizona. In this episode, we talk with Anne, Rick’s fiancee, and Chelsea Halstead from The Colibri Center for Human Rights, one of the few resources that family members of undocumented migrants have when looking for their missing loved one. 


Rick’s NamUS file

The Colibri Center for Human Rights 

Links to information in episode:

Migration Policy Institute article on post-war recovery in El Salvador 

National Geographic article 

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  1. Andrea says:

    How devastating. I hope Anne gets the answers she deserves some day. Thank you for another fantastic and educational podcast, you guys rock.

  2. Rosie says:

    Firstly I love your podcast! Secondly how sad that Anne has felt such awful negativity whilst telling her story in the past! No one deserves to loose someone they love in this way no matter what the circumstances! I really hope Rick is found safely & is returned to his family where he should be xxx

    1. Janet says:

      Wow. Just wow. What an incredible, heart-wrenching, and powerful story, one that desperately needed to be told. I applaud you all for bravely taking on this enormous subject, especially during this culturally contentious time in our history, and putting a human face on it. You deserve tremendous accolades for this work. Well done, deeply moving, and should resonate with us all. It is this type of research and story-telling that makes your podcast the best of the best.

      1. thinairpodcast says:

        Thank you so much!

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