Skylar Peterson “Sky” Tosic is being sought by family and friends following a puzzling, and disturbing, disappearance on Sunday, August 30, 2015.
The missing 20-year-old Palomar College student disappeared at an area near the Wild Animal Park off Highway 78. That was the last place where Tosic reportedly was transported in an Uber vehicle.
Before disappearing seemingly into the thin San Pasqual Valley air, Tosic reportedly engaged in a series of troubling behaviors. First, he lost a great deal of weight and went from being an attentive, engaged youth to a detached person espousing questionable religious ideology.
Just before disappearing, Tosic called a close relative whom he hadn’t spoken to in years, citing obscure scripture. Tosic told the relative he wouldn’t be talking to him again.
Tosic apparently took the Uber ride to a spot along the highway near the park, about six miles east of downtown Escondido on the road to Ramona. There, he got out and disappeared.
Sometime later, Tosic was found dehydrated and passed out in a bed at San Pasqual Academy, a residential education campus for foster teens about five miles from the Wild Animal Park. He was returned home where he disappeared again two weeks later, and never returned.
Garcia is a well known San Diego private detective who has been involved in solving numerous high profile cases since the late 1990s. He helped organize searches and discovery efforts for the likes of Danielle Van Dam, Amber Dubois and most recently Diana Bedwell and Cecil Knutson who disappeared from Valley View Casino on Mother’s Day.
Volunteers, including a search dog, and a well known San Diego private detective who helped organize searches and discovery efforts for the likes of Danielle Van Dam, Amber Dubois, scoured the area or weeks for clues of indications of Tosic’s whereabouts. They came up empty.
Tosic’s mother, Olivia Tosic, is a popular Escondido music blogger, entertainment writer and publicist at The Rockin’ Rag. Her boyfriend was well-known Escondido musician Ukulele Ray, who died this summer, and posted on his Facebook page a missing persons flyer for Tosic and statement.
“As if my girlfriend, Olivia and I haven’t been through enough with all my own health issues over the past year,” Ukulele Ray said, “tragedy has hit us once again, with the disappearance of Olivia’s son, Skylar. Skylar is also my certified caregiver.
“We’re deeply concerned about his health and safety,” Ukulele Ray continued. “We know that this is in God’s hands, and need your prayers and help in getting the word out to bring Sky safely home. Any resources or information you have that could help us locate Sky, would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for your prayers and support.”
Tosic is 5’11”, 100 pounds with hazel eyes and light brown hair. He has mouth braces and acne. Anybody with any information about his whereabouts or conditions is asked to contact Escondido Police at (760) 839-4722.