Oct 12, 3:26 AM EDT

Search for mother trapped in fires ends in heartbreakA frantic search for an elderly woman ended 48 hours later when Robert Tunis found his mother's remains in the charred ruins of her Santa Rosa homeSearch for mother trapped in fires ends in heartbreakA frantic search for an elderly woman ended 48 hours later when Robert Tunis found his mother's remains in the charred ruins of her Santa Rosa home


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SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) -- Jessica Tunis screamed at her mother to run out of the burning house but Linda Tunis said she was trapped, there was fire everywhere, and the last thing she said to her daughter was that she was going die before the call dropped.

The younger Tunis immediately called 911 early Monday, but didn't know if they rescued her 69-year-old mom before her house was leveled in wildfires that swept Northern California's wine country.

She turned to social media, along with hundreds of others looking for loved ones. She posted a picture of her mother smiling at a caf