Italian Charged With US Student's Murder

The 19-year-old student from Wisconsin had last been seen early Friday morning at a pub, shortly after arriving in Rome

A homeless man in Rome was charged Tuesday with murder of a U.S. college student who disappeared a week ago only hours after arriving in the city, NBC News reported.

The 19-year-old Beau Solomon was a sophomore due to study at John Cabot University, a small Rome-based liberal arts college.

Solomon's body was found in the Tiber River on Monday. Investigators identified the accused as Massimo Galioto, a 40-year-old homeless man. He was being charged with "aggravated murder," a police spokesman told NBC News.

The visiting student from the University of Wisconsin-Madison was last seen around 1 a.m. on Friday (7 p.m. ET Thursday) while at a pub in Rome. He had arrived in the city only hours earlier.

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