For nine months, Eugene Losik’s family asked anyone and everyone if they knew where to find their son.
This month they finally received the sad and tragic answer.
The Raytheon engineer and UMass Amherst graduate who would have turned 26 last week was the man who was pulled from the Boston Harbor earlier this month.
“Sadly, the long wait and search for Gene came to the end. It is with great sorrow we inform you of the passing of Gene Losik,” said a statement posted yesterday on a website dedicated to finding Losik.
His family posted missing-person fliers around the city and took out advertisements that appeared in local newspapers and on billboards at Logan Airport.
Losik, of Lawrence, was last seen about 2:30 a.m. Feb. 20 near the Marriott Long Wharf hotel where he was staying with friends. He went outside for some air and security cameras captured him walking near the hotel, but then lost sight of him.
Police dive teams searched Harbor waters near the hotel in August, but at that time found no sign of him.
On Nov. 8, a passerby spotted a body floating in the Harbor near Fort Point Channel. Police and fire boats pulled the body out of the water and said it would take some time to confirm its identity.
Losik’s family said in his obituary that a celebration of his life will be held Friday at a country club in Andover.
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