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Body of missing Wisconsin exchange student found in river in Rome

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ROME – 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.

Investigators looking into the death are reportedly treating it as a murder. Solomon’s brother tells a Milwaukee paper that his brother’s body was found with a head wound and that thousands of dollars were charged to his credit card after he disappeared.

Solomon’s family said they were on their way to join him in Italy before they heard the devastating  news.


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