The family of a New York City lawyer shot and killed while traveling in Chile is searching for answers.
The parents of 38-year-old Eric E. Garvin say he went missing during a visit to Santiago, Chile’s capital, on Jan. 14. A few days later, on Jan. 21, they received heartbreaking news from local police who found their son’s body at a hospital’s morgue.
“This is the darkest chapter of our lives because we are living every parent’s worst nightmare,”
his father, Eric D. Garvin
The grieving father and his daughter, Naomi, flew to Chile to meet with local authorities and the U.S. Embassy in Santiago to get more details about what happened.
Garvin moved to Staten Island “to use his advocacy for those who are often not paid much attention to,” his father told adding examples of things his son worked on, like initiatives to reduce gun violence.
The 38-year-old attorney earned his J.D. from the University of Maryland in 2010. And moved to Staten Island a decade ago.
The victim’s father expressed gratitude on Facebook for the outpouring of love he and his family have received thus far.