PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Fellow nurses and the roommates of a missing man from the South Side gathered Tuesday night to pray at Allegheny General Hospital.

Paul Kochu works in the ICU at the hospital, and one of his co-workers organized the vigil.

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Dana Allemang said, “I really miss seeing him. It’s very hard coming to work. It’s very sad.”

Kochu disappeared from his home on the South Side more than a week ago. He left his car, wallet and cell phone behind.

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His family, friends and volunteers have searched for him, plastering the area with fliers.

His family returned home to Pottstown Tuesday afternoon after searching for him for days.

One of Kochu’s roommates, a man named Mario, tearfully talked at the vigil about how they became friends in nursing school at Duquesne: “He’s always been a great friend… I won’t give up on him.”

Pittsburgh Police say there’s nothing new to report in the case.

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