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Friends, Family Pray for Franco Garcia's Safe Return

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. 

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 student. 

Garcia, who is from West Newton, in Brighton. He was last seen by friends around 12:15 a.m. and

Since his disappearance, police have searched the area extensively, . Despite the ongoing investigation, police have not found any clues as to where Garcia may have gone. 

In the meantime, friends and family are continuing the search by , holding as well as .

A Chestnut Hill private investigator, Justin Billard, is also volunteering his time to work with the family and the search.

In an interview with NECN Sunday, Garcia's mother Luzmila said she believes "God is with [Franco]."

"My faith is getting better because I pray to him and he's going to give him back, my boy. I know that. He's going to give me my boy back," Luzmila told NECN.

Check out this article for more coverage on NECN.

Check out this article for more coverage on WCVB.

For full coverage, check out the Newton Patch Franco Garcia story page here.

jimmy April 03, 2012 at 02:33 PM
It has been well over a month since Franco went missing and there is still no sign of him. Are the police still searching? Have his friends shared all they know about that night? Please continue coverage and help us get the word out. Franco is not home. findfranco.org

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