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Memorial service for mom missing at sea to be held in undisclosed location

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Linda Carman (Submitted) Linda Carman (Submitted)

The investigation surrounding a mother who went missing after she and her son went on a fishing trip continues.

As investigators dig in to finding out what happened, a memorial service will take place this week for Linda Carman.

On Sunday night, Eyewitness News exclusively reported that a service had been canceled. However, on Monday it was learned that the service is on and will now take place on Wednesday at an undisclosed location.

Nathan Carman and his mom went on a fishing trip last month. The trip tragically ended when their boat sank and Linda went missing. Nathan floated on a raft for eight days until he was rescued.

Nathan’s attorney, Hubert Santos, said while he holds out hope his mother will be found, he wants to hold a memorial service for her.

The service was initially set for Wednesday at St. Thomas the Apostle Church in West Hartford but it was canceled by church officials who said a body and death certificate needs to be present in order to hold a memorial service.

The service is scheduled for 10 a.m. on Wednesday, and Nathan’s attorney said his client is hopeful “that his mother's sisters will attend."

However, there’s one big problem.

According to the attorney for the sisters, they have not been notified of the new location, and said "Linda's friends and family want to make clear that they are not involved in this event on Wednesday. They believe that it is premature and inappropriate to stage this kind of event when there is an ongoing investigation into Linda's disappearance."

On Monday, Nathan’s father Clark Carman was at Linda Carman’s Middletown home. He said he doesn’t know where the service is being held and that he actually learned about the first one being canceled from the Channel 3 website.

Linda Carman’s family friend Sharon Hartstein also doesn’t know the location and doesn’t think the timing is appropriate.

Police from multiple states continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding the boat sinking, and whether Nathan Carman is in any way responsible for his mother’s disappearance.

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