It looks more like Zippy The Pinhead to me, but who am I to judge?
Archive for April 11th, 2012
For the dog, I mean. Aren’t human mouths supposed to be really filthy vis-a-vis dog saliva, which is supposed to have magical self-cleaning properties or some such thing?
A lot of people were hoping this kid would be found alive. His poor family:
The body found in Chestnut Hill Reservoir this morning has been preliminarily identified as that of Franco Garcia, the Boston College student and Newton native who went missing on Feb. 22, authorities said today.
Suffolk District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said that the body of a male, 20 to 30 years old, was recovered by divers this morning. The body fit the general description of Garcia, the clothing on his body appeared to be consistent with the clothing Garcia was wearing the night he disappeared, and there were personal items on the body suggesting that it was Garcia, Conley said.
He said the preliminary identification, which authorities had shared with the Garcia family, would have to be confirmed by an autopsy, which could take place today, Thursday, or Friday.
Calling it “a sad day” for the family, he said State Police detectives from his office, in conjunction with other law enforcement agencies, would investigate — and were already at work trying to reconstruct what happened in the last hours of Garcia’s life.
He said the body was spotted by passersby partially above the surface, about 18 feet off shore in approximately seven feet of water. A 911 caller reported spotting the body shortly before 8 a.m.
“By every measurement, Franco was an outstanding young man … an aspiring student who was very close to his family,” Boston College spokesman Jack Dunn said at a news conference at midday at the reservoir.
On the Twitter account they have maintained since his disappearance, the Garcia family posted word of the sad discovery. “Prayers and tears. We’ll love and miss you forever, Franco,’’ the posting read.
You saw the missing person posters up all over the city. I was impressed with how completely they were able to blanket Boston.