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Vigils Held for Missing Charlotte Man

Posted December 9, 2007

— The search for a missing North Carolina man gained more national attention Sunday.

Candlelit vigils for Kyle Fleischmann, 24, were held in dozens of locations, including New York's Times Square, Denver, Washington, Charlotte and Raleigh. His case previously appeared on America's Most Wanted.

Fleischmann is the Elon graduate who disappeared from the Buckhead Saloon in Charlotte exactly one month ago.

Six girls stood outside a bar in downtown Raleigh Sunday with tears in their eyes for their missing friend. They attended Elon with him and were only a few of the many people remembering the missing man Sunday.

“We really want to keep his name and his story alive,” said Suzanne Roberts, Fleischmann’s friend.

Surveillance camera video from the Charlotte bar shows Fleischmann the last time he was seen. Internet sites have created communities dedicated to finding him. Despite the effort, every day that goes by gets a little tougher.

“It’s challenging because you can only lead yourself to believe the worst, so it has been hard” Roberts said.


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  • dohicky Dec 10, 2007

    Hope they find him. Is ashamed it did't get some media attention statewid at the time he disappeared.

  • aerochk87 Dec 10, 2007

    hope he has a safe return..yeah too bad this is also my first time hearing about this..my prayers & thoughts go to this young guys family

  • lornadoone Dec 9, 2007

    So, so sad. I pray they find this young man alive and safe :(