FAIRFIELD, Calif. – Olga Ordonio continues to mourn the sudden loss of her husband Filipino American Rebart Ordonio whose body was found by Solano County Sheriffs on Christmas Eve.
“Emotionally it’s the most hard, most difficult part for me because only now I’m realizing how much he loved me, how much he needed me,” said Olga.
Married in 2006, Olga says that her husband, a recently retired veteran who spent over 20 years in the U.S. Air Force, was respected and loved by everyone he knew.
“He was such a peaceful person,” said Olga. “He was such a life-loving, always smiling, always laughing person. He had no enemies. His family was everything for him. His family was his life. He breathed his family. He loved me so much. He loved his daughter. He worked so hard to provide.”
According to Olga, she last saw him in the late afternoon of Christmas Eve, before he left for his job at San Francisco International Airport.
She said authorities informed her on Saturday that her husband’s car hit a mattress that was lying on Interstate 80 that night.
“He did make a call to CHP, California Highway Patrol,” said Olga. “They have a recording of that. Our car has a full coverage. It’s not paid off yet but it had a full coverage with liability and I guess he wanted to record it but we didn’t know if he had any injury or anything.”
CHP officers found the car, a black Chevrolet Camaro with a silver racing stripe, unoccupied in the center divide of Westbound I-80.
Ordonio’s body was discovered in the area of Lynch Canyon.
Police have not released any further details on how Ordonio died.
Detectives are looking for any witnesses who saw Ordonio’s car in the area between 5:30 and 7:30 p.m.
Olga says, “It’s impossible that no body seen it. It’s important for us to know what happened. And if someone is responsible for that – to carry on, to get justice for leaving him. He might have survived. We don’t know how soon he died. If he was hit by a car, we don’t know if he was just left dying there. We don’t know.”
Anyone with information is encourage to call the Solano County Sheriff’s Investigations Bureau at 707-784-7050. Callers may remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 707-644-STOP (7867).