No Answers in Garcia Search
A massive search conducted by the Boston College Police Department and other local law enforcement agencies has failed to yield any additional answers on the whereabouts of Franco Garcia, a student in the College of Advancing Studies who disappeared on Feb. 22 after spending the evening with friends in a Cleveland Circle nightspot.
“BCPD officers have conducted numerous searches throughout the campus and surrounding areas,” said John M. King, the University’s director of public safety and chief of police. “BCPD, local and state police agencies have continued to work collaboratively on this investigation and inter-agency cooperation has been exceptional.”
In addition to the police efforts, which included an underwater search of the Chestnut Hill Reservoir by the State Police Dive Team, sseveral campus departments – including the Student Affairs and Campus Ministry – have offered outreach programs to channel student support and concern for Garcia.
Last Sunday night, students returning from their spring vacation were asked to join Garcia’s family in a symbolic walk from the reservoir to Cleveland Circle and back. Masses said on campus in recent weeks have been offered for the safe return of the 21-year-old West Newton native.
Anyone with information that may be helpful to the investigation is asked to contact the Newton Police at 617-796-2100.