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Model of thoughtfulness

Peter Porco remember by friends and family

— Dinner was steak.

"How many people would loan you their car to teach someone to drive and then feed you steak?" Noone wondered.

Calling hours were at the church before the Mass Saturday morning, with the receiving line wrapping the front of the church, where family, including the Porco's two sons, Christopher and Johnathan, stood. When the family went to sit down for the service, Chris, who had shared in a number of long embraces with friends and family, removed his glasses and wiped his right eye.

Early on in the investigation, the two sons were called by police "persons of interest" who they believed possessed relevant information. Chris Porco's yellow Jeep Wrangler, registered to Peter Porco, was obtained by Bethlehem Police early last week.

"The jeep is still in our possession," said Lt. Thomas Heffernan, Jr. Monday. "We've processed the vehicle."

The forensic investigation at the home continued through the weekend.

"The investigation is still very active at this point," Heffernan said.

The house experienced a string of burglaries in the past couple of years, all of which remain "open investigations," Heffernan said.

Corsi wouldn't elaborate on whether the police had determined whether anything was taken from the house this time or whether there was forced entry.

Heffernan said the New York State Police Forensics ID Unit is assisting the Bethlehem Police Department's Forensics Unit. Officials at the University of Rochester, where Chris Porco is enrolled as a student, are also assisting.

Chris Porco's family obtained a lawyer for him last Thursday. Terence L. Kindlon, citing EZ Pass records, Rochester witnesses, gasoline credit cards and e-mail records, said he knows at the end of the day, there will be no evidence implicating Chris in this crime.

"Chris felt no need to have a lawyer, he was fine on his own, he felt," Kindlon said. "But his family, his aunts and uncles were concerned that the police were putting too much pressure on him. He's in a terrible situation; his father's dead, his mother's in a surgical intensive care unit, and his family felt he needed some peace."

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