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Father of Missing Person, Eric Munsell, Speaks at Candlelight Vigil on Waterfront

Keith Munsell speaking at the vigil for his son, Eric, on Boston’s waterfront.

Keith Munsell, father of missing 24-year-old Eric Munsell, led a candlelight vigil on Boston’s waterfront for his missing son. Dozens of friends and strangers braved the frigid cold between Long Wharf and the New England Aquarium to take part in the vigil.

Mr. Munsell was very complimentary of the efforts by the Boston Police Department detectives and their search efforts, that so far have come up empty. Eric Munsell disappeared three weeks ago, on February 8, following a night out in Boston. Search boats continue to periodically look in the harbor. Earlier on the night he went missing, Munsell was at Market Lounge on Broad Street celebrating his 24th birthday with friends.

The vigil was held near the place where video footage last showed Eric on the waterfront. His father added, “Eric would come to the water to think.”

At the candlelight vigil, there was a short speaking program and yellow ribbons were handed out. Following a moment of silence, participants were invited to complimentary clam chowder by Legal Sea Foods. A group also marched to the aquarium, a favorite spot for Eric.

Eric’s mother has returned home to Georgia. Friends have set up a Facebook page to share information.

Munsell, originally from New Jersey, lived in the North End. He graduated from Boston University and had been working for General Electric when he disappeared.

Eric Munsell is 24 years old and described as white, 6-foot-1, weighing 180 pounds, brown hair, brown eyes, and a scar on his left cheek (photos here). Anyone with information on Munsell’s disappearance is urged to call 911 or Boston Police District A-1 at 617-343-4248.

Candelight Vigil for Eric Munsell on Boston Waterfront.


Eric’s friend, Allison Bitto, speaking at the candlelight vigil.


Dozens gather on Boston’s waterfront at a candlelight vigil for Eric Munsell.