According to his family, a New York lawyer who had been missing for more than a week was shot and killed while on vacation in Chile.
According to his father’s Facebook post, 38-year-old Eric Garvin was fatally murdered on his way to dinner in what seemed to be a random attack on January 14 in Santiago, the nation’s capital city.
His father, Eric Garvin, posted on Facebook that “this is the darkest chapter of our lives since we are living every parent’s greatest nightmare.”
In the article, Garvin recounted that before they learned of their son’s passing, Gene, whom he called after his middle name Eugene, was “doing what he wanted to do, which was travel abroad.”
My wife Anna and I received awful news from Chile on Saturday, January 21. The Santiago Police eventually located our son in a hospital mortuary. “The post went on. “Initial reports indicate that my son was shot numerous times while being robbed by three to four men as he went out to eat in downtown Santiago. “It was only my son.”
The elder Eric’s sister, Naomi, and Garvin, he said, would be traveling to Santiago to witness the return of Eric’s body.
He concluded his message by saying, “We want to learn more about what transpired.” Authorities in Santiago have not provided much information up to this point. “We anticipate finding out more.”
The father said that the younger Eric had been to more than 40 different countries and that Naomi had been to a few of them.
He said the family was grateful for the prayers and warm remarks they received online.
“We are incredibly grateful for the love, prayers, and money that Anna, Naomi, and I have received. “We are in awe of this incredible display of affection,” “Garvin composed.
He added: “For the first several days after hearing this awful news, we could not see any hope or light, but today we are starting to do so. Your supplications and your love are assisting us in returning to the light.”
The family patriarch had previously told Eyewitness News that their son went to high school in Maryland, studied law at the University of Maryland, and then moved to Staten Island to continue public campaigning.
He worked on programs to reduce gun violence for the City Council and Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Office of Criminal Justice.
The article says that the younger Garvin was going to leave for Argentina the day after his father died. He was on a friend’s trip across Chile, but the friend was not present when the shooting occurred.