This 19-Year-Old College Student Was Found Dead In A River In Rome


Mystery surrounds the death of an American student whose body has been found in the Tiber River in Rome today.

Beau Solomon, 19, from Wisconsin, went missing in the Italian city three days ago -- and detectives have not ruled out murder.

He was due to start a study abroad program at John Cabot University which has a campus near the river where Solomon was found.

Beau's family have paid tribute. His brother told the New York Daily News,

He was full of life. We may never get over this. But we hope that he's in a better place.

He also told NBC News that in the days after Beau went missing the family contacted his credit card company and discovered more than one thousand dollars had been charged to his card in Milan.

Tributes have been posted on Twitter by friends and strangers:

The last time he was seen was at around 1 am local time on Friday as he left a bar in the city. His roommate contacted the university after he became worried that Beau didn't show up at orientation the next morning, according to a statement released by John Cabot University.

Initial reports say Solomon suffered head injuries and blood was found on his shirt. His body was taken away for an autopsy.

Citations: American university student found dead in Rome in possible homicide (Reuters), Body of American student Beau Solomon pulled out of Tiber River in Rome days after he disappeared (IB Times), US study abroad student and cancer survivor, 19, is found dead in Rome river just four days after arriving in Italy, with $1,500 charged to his credit card in Milan (Daily Mail)