Thursday, April 12, 2012
Franco Garcia Body found in reservoir
Priests prayed over 21-year-old chemistry major Franco Garcia before authorities placed his body inside a van at the edge of Chestnut Hill Reservoir.
"I found him," Jose Garcia said of his son, while weeping at his Newton home later on Wednesday. "But not the way I want."
Divers had repeatedly scoured the depths of the reservoir, in between campus and the bar, since he disappeared. Authorities also used sonar to search the reservoir, but found no sign of Garcia there until a man walking his dog reported seeing a body in the water Wednesday.
Authorities said the body was found in an area of heavy weeds, which had limited visibility during their searches.
Garcia's parents said police told them they will investigate whether their son died in an accident or if foul play was a factor. They said they hope authorities find that Garcia's death was an accident so they can have some closure as they grieve.
Luzmila Garcia said that while she knew her son was gone, she still felt his spirit.