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02/29/2012 12:31 pm ET Updated Feb 29, 2012

Franco Garcia, Boston College Student, Missing

Police are looking high and low for a missing Boston College student.

Massachusetts state police will conduct an underwater search of Chestnut Hill Reservoir Monday hoping to find out what happened to 21-year-old Franco Garcia. A helicopter flyover by police on Sunday did not yield any significant clues.

Garcia has not been seen since last Wednesday, according to multiple reports. He was last seen when he went to Mary Ann's, a bar popular with BC students near campus.

The BC student newspaper, The Heights, reports Garcia's car is still parked on campus.

"The plan was we would all leave Mary Ann's together, and then he would spend the night in my room," Katherine Corteselli, a BC senior told The Heights. "His car is parked by the Plex on campus, and he would just drive home the next day."

Police said the last call made by Garcia's cellphone was made around 1:15 a.m., and reported that it showed him returning in the direction of campus. After that point, Garcia's phone was not picked up by any cell towers.

Garcia reportedly missed work at CVS Wednesday, something his friends and parents say is unlike him.

"Me and a couple of my friends last saw him around midnight, and then around 1 a.m. or 12:45 we realized that he wasn't there anymore, and we started trying to call him to see where he went, but he wasn't answering," Corteselli said. "The last time I saw him, we were all in a group hanging out, just talking."

Students held a small rally Sunday evening outside of the bar he was last seen at to raise awareness. They also began posting fliers in the area with his picture.

A Facebook group has more than 2,100 members sharing news stories and their hopes that Garcia will be found safe. Friends have also been tweeting at local businesses and celebrities in an effort to spread the word. Garcia's younger brother has been using the 21-year-old's Facebook profile trying to find clues as well.

His friends have set up an email address -- findfrancobc@gmail.com -- and are asking for people with photos of him from Tuesday night or early Wednesday morning to contact them.

"If he is just laying low somewhere," BC senior Katya Rucker said, "the message we want to send to him is, 'Everyone cares about you and loves you no matter what. We just want to know that you're okay.'"

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