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For family of Mass. student, no end to the waiting
The pain of not knowing: Family of missing BC student waits in agony after his disappearance
By The Associated Press

NEWTON, Mass. (AP) ' Police have no new leads in the Feb. 22 disappearance of a 21-year-old Boston College junior. But his parents say they're keeping hope alive that he'll still come home.

More than a week after Franco Garcia's disappearance, police divers on Friday will once again search of a reservoir's waters near the university's campus.

Garcia's family has hired a private detective, and a Maine dog handler is also bringing her bloodhound to town to help.

Loved ones plan to hold a vigil Friday near the bar where friends last saw Garcia, before Boston College empties out for spring break.

In the meantime, Garcia's parents say they're being comforted by supporters, including by letters from strangers.

"They make me cry," his father Jose Garcia says. "They give me more hope."

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