There will be a vigil at 7 o’clock tonight for Eric Dean “Pee-Ka” Garcia at Sacred Heart Church at 325 Willow Street in San Jose. The demonstration is intended to attract attention to Garcia’s disappearance two weeks ago and to allow the friends and family of the missing man an outlet for their grief and frustration.
Pee-Ka Garcia is a member of the Mongols Motorcycle Club. He may have been a witness to a well-publicized shooting of a member of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club in Eureka, California in November 2008. He pled no contest to a charge of being a member of the Mongols the next year. An unnamed police spokesman told WTVU in San Jose yesterday that the San Jose police “don’t have any reason to believe his disappearance has anything to do with his affiliation.”
Garcia was last seen near the corner of Vine and Goodyear in downtown San Jose on September 18, 2012 about 11 p.m. He was riding a black, 1985 FLT with the license plate 18W5272. He was wearing Levis, a white tee-shirt and his cut. Garcia is a stout man who stands between 5’9” and six feet tall and weighs more than 300 pounds. He turned 32 on July 20. He has a small goatee. His hair is cut very short and he has a Harley-Davidson tattoo on the back of his head. Neither Garcia nor his motorcycle have been seen in the last two weeks.
Garcia was carrying a cell phone when he disappeared. As of today the cell carrier, Cricket Wireless, has refused to release Garcia’s cell records to the family. So far, both the San Jose police and Cricket Wireless have refused to trace Garcia’s phone using routinely available information.
Garcia’s family and friends hope tonight’s demonstration will generate enough publicity to force the police and Cricket Wireless to take some action.
Garcia’s family expects several television outlets will cover tonight’s vigil. You will not have to appear on camera if you participate.
You can visit a Facebook page devoted to finding Pee-Ka Garcia here. http://www.facebook.com/?ref=tn_tnmn#!/EricDeanGarciaAkaPeeKaMissingPerson