Egyptian airport officials say the body of the Italian student who was found this week in a Cairo suburb was flown back to Italy.

Italian Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni told reporters in Amsterdam Saturday that the body of 28-year-old Giulio Regeni will be transported to Rome and eventually to the Italian city of Trieste.

Italy's ANSA news agency reported that Italian prosecutors have ordered an autopsy as part of the investigation into Regeni's death.

Regeni disappeared on Jan. 25, the anniversary of Egypt's 2011 uprising. He was found this week with multiple stab wounds, cigarette burns and other signs of torture on the outskirts of Cairo, Egyptian officials said.

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Associated Press writer Raf Casert in Amsterdam contributed to this report.