An American college student John Durkin, 21, was found dead Saturday in a Rome railway tunnel after going missing while studying abroad in Rome. The Bates College junior was last seen by friends early Wednesday morning.
Highlights:US college student found dead in Rome railway tunnel after going missingJohn Durkin, 21, had not been heard from since early Wednesday morning
He was last seen drinking with friends at Sloppy Sam's, a bar in Rome's Camp de Fiore neighborhoodHis cell phone and bank account had not been used in the days since he went missing
The Bates College junior had only been in Rome just over a month while studying abroad for the Spring semesterCops have not said whether foul play is suspected
An American college student has been found dead after missing while studying abroad in Rome.
Bates College junior John Durkin, 21, was last seen by friends early Wednesday morning at a bar called Sloppy Sam’s, no one had heard from him since.
Family members had flown to Rome to help authorities search for the Rye, New Hampshire native, but they will now be accompanying his remains back to the US.
Durkin's body was found Saturday in the tunnel in the center of Rome by Italian authorities, CNN reported.
Authorities have not said if foul play is suspected in Durkin's death.
He had been in Rome for just over a month while studying abroad for the spring semester and was last seen with friends at the bar in Rome's Camp de Fiore neighborhood, but had stayed behind after they went home, according to WBZ.
Witnesses said the college football player left not long after, but he never made it back to his dorm room, according to a family friend who spoke to the station.
‘They were out at a bar called Sloppy Sam’s which is in sort of a collegiate area,’ Spence Lockhart said. ‘He stayed on a little bit later. They had gone back to their dormitories and he stayed on and that’s the last time they saw him.’
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