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Vigils Held for Missing Charlotte Man

Posted December 9, 2007 7:01 p.m. EST
Updated December 9, 2007 7:53 p.m. EST

— 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.