April 11, 2012
BOSTON — Family and friends of a Boston College student who went missing on Feb. 22 mourned after the body found in Chestnut Hill Reservoir on Wednesday was preliminarily identified as that of Franco Garcia.
Garcia was a chemistry student and clarinetist in the symphony and marching bands. Boston College spokesman Jack Dunn described Garcia as a remarkable young man who accomplished a lot in his 21 years.
"Franco was a talented clarinetist. He was a popular student, had a lot of friends here on the BC campus. So we are all sad," he said.
Dunn added that the college is offering counseling services to students.
The preliminary identification will have to be confirmed by an autopsy, which will take place some time this week. The Suffolk County District Attorney’s office and other local authorities are investigating the possibilities of how Garcia died.
The last word of Garcia was on 1:17 a.m. the night of his death, when his phone pinged near the reservoir. His car was also parked nearby. Police had searched the reservoir but not found a body.
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