Body of missing American college student found in river in Rome

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ROME (AP) — John Cabot University in Rome says the body of missing Wisconsin student Beau Solomon has been found in the Tiber River.

The 19-year-old from Spring Green, Wisconsin, went missing in the early hours of Friday after being with some friends in a pub shortly after he arrived for an exchange program.

“We express our most heartfelt condolences to the Solomon family and to all those who loved Beau,” said a statement from the Rome-based English-language university.

Solomon had just completed his first year as a personal finance major at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

According to the statement on the University of Wisconsin’s website, Solomon’s death is being treated as a criminal investigation by local authorities in Rome.

The statement says: “Based on the investigation thus far, there is no indication of a broader risk to students or others in Rome or elsewhere. Other UW–Madison students participating in the John Cabot program are safe and accounted for.”

A cause of death has not been revealed, but Solomon’s family told John Cabot University the young man was mugged and then thrown into the river.

Family members said Solomon’s credit cards were used since he disappeared.

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