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Authorities probe disappearance of US student in Rome

  • A van leaves for the morgue with the body of a young man who was found along the banks of the Tiber river in Rome, Monday, July 4, 2016. Italian authorities on Monday were investigating the disappearance of a Wisconsin student in Rome a day after he arrived in the Italian capital. Police reported the discovery of the body of a young male in the Tiber river in Rome but stressed no identification of the corpse had been made, and thus it was impossible to say if the development might be part of the case of the missing student (AP Photo/Paolo Santalucia)

    A van leaves for the morgue with the body of a young man who was found along the banks of the Tiber river in Rome, Monday, July 4, 2016. Italian authorities on Monday were investigating the disappearance of a Wisconsin student in Rome a day after he arrived in the Italian capital. Police reported the discovery of the body of a young male in the Tiber river in Rome but stressed no identification of the corpse had been made, and thus it was impossible to say if the development might be part of the case of the missing student (AP Photo/Paolo Santalucia)  (The Associated Press)

  • Italian Police inspect the banks of the Tiber river in Rome where the body of a young man was found, Monday, July 4, 2016. Italian authorities on Monday were investigating the disappearance of a Wisconsin student in Rome a day after he arrived in the Italian capital. Police reported the discovery of the body of a young male in the Tiber river in Rome but stressed no identification of the corpse had been made, and thus it was impossible to say if the development might be part of the case of the missing student (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

    Italian Police inspect the banks of the Tiber river in Rome where the body of a young man was found, Monday, July 4, 2016. Italian authorities on Monday were investigating the disappearance of a Wisconsin student in Rome a day after he arrived in the Italian capital. Police reported the discovery of the body of a young male in the Tiber river in Rome but stressed no identification of the corpse had been made, and thus it was impossible to say if the development might be part of the case of the missing student (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)  (The Associated Press)

  • Forensic police scan the banks of the Tiber river in Rome where the body of a young man was found, Monday, July 4, 2016. Italian authorities on Monday were investigating the disappearance of a Wisconsin student in Rome a day after he arrived in the Italian capital. Police reported the discovery of the body of a young male in the Tiber river in Rome but stressed no identification of the corpse had been made, and thus it was impossible to say if the development might be part of the case of the missing student (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

    Forensic police scan the banks of the Tiber river in Rome where the body of a young man was found, Monday, July 4, 2016. Italian authorities on Monday were investigating the disappearance of a Wisconsin student in Rome a day after he arrived in the Italian capital. Police reported the discovery of the body of a young male in the Tiber river in Rome but stressed no identification of the corpse had been made, and thus it was impossible to say if the development might be part of the case of the missing student (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)  (The Associated Press)

Italian authorities are investigating the disappearance of a Wisconsin student in Rome a day after he arrived in the Italian capital.

Cabot University President Franco Pavoncello told the AP Monday the family of 19-year-old Beau Solomon has arrived in Italy. He says the U.S. institution is in contact with Italian authorities, the U.S. Embassy and the student's home school, the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Pavoncello declined to elaborate.

A John Cabot statement says it was "alerted by his roommate who reported that he had lost contact with Beau around 1 a.m. on Thursday night while together at a pub in Rome and was worried when he did not see Beau at orientation" Friday morning.

Solomon is from Spring Green. His family says his credit cards have been used since he disappeared.