The family of an Augusta woman missing since the April 25 earthquake in Nepal acknowledged in a Facebook post Tuesday morning that she is likely dead.

“Although she is still missing and unaccounted for, six weeks has passed since the devastating event that has broken our hearts,” wrote Khaled and Yasmine Habash, the adult children of Dawn Habash. “Our search and rescue mission in the area showed great loss, not only for ourselves but for the many hundreds of people effected (sic) around the world and within Langtang valley.”

Dawn Habash, 57, a yoga instructor from Augusta, was hiking in Nepal when a massive earthquake rocked the country, killing at least 8,000 people and injuring thousands more.

Her body has not been found.

Dear World Family,
With the heaviest of hearts, our family acknowledges that our sweet, radiant Mumma Habash has passed away in the Nepal earthquake and subsequent avalanche in Langtang village. Although she is still missing and unaccounted for, six weeks has passed since the devastating event that has broken our hearts. Our search and rescue mission in the area showed great loss, not only for ourselves but for the many hundreds of people effected around the world and within Langtang valley. The last picture of our mother offers great solace and peace, as it represents our mother’s true serenity and beauty in an equally beautiful surrounding. We are infinitely blessed by having her as our mother, angel on earth, and best friend. We will live every moment with her inside us and her guidance showing us the way. We are grateful and fortunate for everything she did. We are proud of all her experiences and spiritual growth. And we made sure she knew that, with as much love as we could humanly give her. Her teachings, principles, adventurous spirit, compassion and of course LOVE will live on for generations to come.
Miss and love you to the moon and the stars. Miss you forever! xoxo
Khaled & Yasmine & Family

Posted by Find Dawn Habash in Nepal After Earthquake 2015 on Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Yasmine Habash and her boyfriend flew to Nepal after the earthquake to search for Dawn Habash, but they were forced to abandon that search after a series of avalanches in the area made travel difficult.

“The last picture of our mother offers great solace and peace, as it represents our mother’s true serenity and beauty in an equally beautiful surrounding,” the children wrote in Tuesday’s Facebook post. “We are grateful and fortunate for everything she did. We are proud of all her experiences and spiritual growth. And we made sure she knew that, with as much love as we could humanly give her.”

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