UW-Madison sophomore found dead in Rome
Beau Solomon had been missing since Thursday night
Rising sophomore Beau Solomon landed in Rome on Thursday, June 30th, to study at John Cabot University. He was reported missing by his roommate the next morning.
Beau Solomon had just finished his first year at UW-Madison as a personal finance major.
Early Monday morning a body was found in Rome’s Tiber River and officials confirmed the body was that of 19-year-old Beau Solomon.
John Cabot University released a statement earlier today:
“John Cabot University is deeply saddened to announce that the body of Beau Solomon, the missing American visiting student, has been found in the Tiber River. We express our most heartfelt condolences to the Solomon family and to all those who loved Beau.”
More details about Beau’s death have not yet been released.
Beau’s roommate reported him missing to the university after Beau didn’t show up at orientation the next morning. He said he lost contact with him “around 1am on Thursday night,” after they went out to a pub.
According to his family, the 19-year-old’s credit card was charged “thousands of dollars” in Milan – hundreds of miles from Rome.
Dean of students at UW-Madison, Lori Berquam said a statement: “We ask all Badgers to keep Beau and his family in their thoughts and prayers.”