Wednesday, April 11, 2012
State Police reported a body was found this morning.
[UPDATE 11:08 a.m.] WBZ is quoting sources as saying the body found this morning in the Chestnut Hill Reservoir is that of missing Boston College student Franco Garcia. Garcia worked at CVS on Harvard Street in Waltham. The sources say there are no signs of foul play. Here is our earlier coverage of the search for Franco Garcia. [UPDATE 10:24 a.m.]: State Police divers are packing up their equipment after two of them went into the Chestnut Hill Reservoir this hour. From where Patch reporter Melanie Graham and other media are located, it is not clear if the body has been pulled out of the water.] [UPDATE: 9:58 a.m.] Clarification: Cousins of missing Boston College student Franco Garcia have arrived at the reservoir; his parents are not yet …
Monday, April 2, 2012
The family and friends of Franco Garcia held a church service Sunday in Garcia's name.
More than five weeks after he went missing, the friends and family of Franco Garcia are continuing to keep faith that he will return home safe. A Mass for Franco was held yesterday at Saint Jude Parish in Waltham. According to WCVB, the Palm Sunday service brought together dozens of people praying for the 21-year-old Boston College student. Garcia, who is from West Newton, went missing in the early morning hours of Feb. 22 after he left Mary Ann's bar in Brighton. He was last seen by friends around 12:15 a.m. and was captured on surveillance footage in Cleveland Circle around 12:18 a.m. Since his disappearance, police have searched the area extensively, including a four-day scan of the Chestnut Hill Reservoir. Despite the ongoing …
Sunday, April 1, 2012
Franco Garcia has been missing since late February.
- On WCVB-TV
Sunday, April 1, 2012
Thursday, March 15, 2012
More than three weeks have passed since the 21-year-old was last seen in Cleveland Circle.
While police continue to investigate the disappearance of Franco Garcia, friends and family are maintaining search and outreach efforts online and through social media. Earlier this week, a website was started to compile information about the missing Boston College student, who works at the CVS on Harvad Street in Waltham. Findfranco.org includes photos and resources for those looking to help in the search as well as a section where people can submit tips. Those who visit the site can also find copies of "Find Franco" flyers to distribute as well as a link to donate to the Find Franco search fund, which has raised $7,000. It's been more than three weeks since the Boston College senior disappeared after leaving a Cleveland Circle bar. The …
Sunday, March 11, 2012
Miss a headline this week? Catch up with our weekly news roundup.
Waltham gave preliminary approval to a new fire chief. A Waltham man was extradited to another state for allegedly having sex with a minor. The recent Brasco fire highlighted the dangers of improperly disposing of a cigarette. Waltham's congressman opposed closing the Waltham mail sorting center. The search for a missing BC student who works at a CVS in Waltham continued.
Saturday, March 10, 2012
Local businesses from across the region have donated services for the search of missing Boston College student Franco Garcia and Garcia's friends have traveled to New York to try to get exposure on the Today Show.
Two weeks after Boston College student Franco Garcia went missing, family and friends refuse to give up the search. "The message is that there is still hope," says Jennifer Bailey, who has recently joined the "Find Franco" efforts. Over the last two weeks, countless volunteers from all over the area have come out to show support for the Garcia family by hanging flyers, posting information online, contacting media outlets and reaching out to local businesses. According to Bailey, 15 local businesses have donated their services to the search for Garcia, with more donations likely on the way. Restaurants have donated food and copy shops have offered free flyers with information about Garcia. The 21-year-old West Newton resident was last seen…
Monday, March 5, 2012
The friends and family of Franco Garcia held a walk yesterday in the Cleveland Circle area, hoping to keep information about Garcia's disappearance in the public eye.
A week and a half after Franco Garcia was last seen in Cleveland Circle, friends and family of the missing Boston College student are working to keep search efforts alive. "We need to stay in people's minds," family friend Rocio Normand told Newton Patch. Garcia's family and friends flooded Cleveland Circle Sunday with posters, flyers and balloons. The group stood on the corner talking to pedestrians, waving to drivers and placing flyers on windshields of parked cars. The group also spent the morning on a "Walk for Franco," traveling from the Chestnut Hill Reservoir to Mary Ann's bar and back. Garcia, a 21-year-old West Newton resident, was last seen by friends at Mary Ann's bar in Cleveland Circle around 12:15 a.m. on Feb. 22. …
Friday, March 2, 2012
State Police have scoured the Chestnut Hill area for Franco Garcia, but have not found any clues.
Two Massachusetts State Police boats hit the water today at the Chestnut Hill Reservoir looking for any clues related to missing Boston College student Franco Garcia. After four days of searching the water and surrounding area, police say they still have not found any clues related to Garcia's disappearance. According to State Police Spokesman David Procopio, today is the last day State Police crews search the reservoir. After today, Procopio said police will be following a couple of leads in the investigation. He could not give specific details on those leads, but that they are "traditional investigative leads." "We sincerely hope that we will be able to find him," Procopio said. Garcia, 21, has been missing since 12:15 a.m. on Wed., Feb…
The photos were taken at approximately 12:18 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 22.
The Newton Police Department has released surveillance photos of missing Boston College student Franco Garcia. The photos, which were taken at an ATM in Cleveland Circle, show Garcia walking by Citizens Bank around 12:18 a.m. on Wed., Feb. 22. The ATM is located at the intersection of Beacon Street and Chestnut Hill Avenue. Police said it appears Garcia was heading north on Chestnut Hill Avenue. Garcia, 21, of West Newton, was last seen by friends around 12:15 a.m. on Feb. 22 at Mary Ann's bar in Cleveland Circle. According to Newton Police Lt. Bruce Apotheker, the photos now give police a better time frame as to when Franco was after he left the bar. Investigators will also look for more information and surveillance video from the …
Those looking to help can make donations online.
More than a week after he was reported missing, the friends and family of Boston College student Franco Garcia are not showing any signs of slowing down their search. The latest "Find Franco" effort looks to raise money for the Garcia family and the continued search efforts. Yesterday an online fund was started to collect donations and in less than 12 hours, the fund managed to gather more than $600 from 22 donors. According to the online donation site, which is facilitated through WePay, the donations "hope to bring in extra resources to help aid the Garcia family and contribute to the continued search." Garcia, 21, has been missing since 12:15 a.m. on Wed., Feb. 22. He was last seen at Mary Ann's bar in Cleveland Circle, Brighton. …