The search continues for missing Boston College student Franco Garcia, who was last seen by friends at a bar on Tuesday.
Friends of the 21-year-old told police that they had seen him around 12.30 AM at Mary Ann's bar in Cleveland Circle on Tuesday. They claim he had gone missing when they decided to leave the bar, according to MyFoxBoston.com.
The Newton Police Department is leading an investigation with Boston College Police and State Police, according to the Boston Globe. In search of the missing youth, they carried out a helicopter flyover in Massachusetts on Sunday, but few clues were found despite using a thermal imaging technique that can recognize people and their belongings.
Friends and family of Garcia have been distributing fliers in the area. His mother, Luzmila Garcia, describes her son as an intelligent, hard-working and responsible man. He knows I'm going to be worried, she told the Boston Globe.
The West Newton mother is concerned that police involved in the investigation are not collaborating enough with one another. They communicate, but not enough to work together, she told the Boston Globe.
Katherine Corteselli, 21, a BC senior, told police that there was nothing extraordinary about the night Garcia went missing. Nothing seemed off,'' she said. Nothing seemed to be bothering him,'' she told the Boston Globe. She said she had seen him talking to friends and the only thing Slightly off is that he would not have left without saying goodbye.
Garcia's friends have launched a Facebook and Twitter campaign to try and find leads about his disappearance. They have asked people who were at Mary Ann's on Tuesday to send in photos and videos of the night.
Garcia lives with his parents in West Newton. He studies Chemistry at Boston College and plays the clarinet in the symphony band and trombone in the marching band. He has brown hair and eyes and wears glasses.