Police Seek Help in Finding Missing Newton Man

The West Newton man was last seen on Feb. 22 in Brighton.

[Update: The family of Franco Garcia, the missing BC Student, made a moving plea for him to return home. See more on WCVB's video

His friends made a Facebook page to spread the word about his disappearance. The story has also been picked up by LostNMissing, a Londonderry, NH non-profit which assists law enforcement and families in finding missing people. Anyone with information should also contact the  at 617-796-2100 or the Detective Division at 617-796- 2104. 9:36 a.m.]

The Newton Police Department is seeking the public's help in finding a missing Newton man who was last seen on Wednesday at a Brighton bar. 

Franco Garcia, 21, of West Newton, is a evening student, police said. He was last seen on Feb. 22 around 12:15 a.m. at Mary Ann's Bar, 1937 Beacon St., Brighton (Cleveland Circle). 

Since that time, police say Garcia has not attended any classes at Boston College and has not shown up for work in Waltham. Garcia works at one of the CVS locations in Waltham, according to WCVB.

His vehicle is still parked at Boston College, where he left it on Feb. 21. 

Garcia was last seen wearing a long-sleeved white and blue striped shirt and jeans. 

Garcia's family and friends tell police that it is highly unusual for Garcia not to contact anyone for this amount of time.

Amelia Zani, one of Garcia's Boston College classmates, described Garcia as an "all-around great person" in an email sent to Newton Patch Friday evening.

Garcia is a senior who performs in the Marching Band and Symphonic Band, Zani told Patch. He is also a member of the Executive Board of the Symphonic Band. 

"He has a wonderful and kind personality and is sorely missed by those who share laughs and music with him on a daily basis," Zani said. 

Zani described Garcia as 5'9" and roughly 200 pounds.

Anyone with any information is urged to contact the at 617-796-2100 or the Detective Division at 617-796- 2104.


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