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Italian police arrest homeless man in death of US student

  • The body of a young man, right, lies on 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)

    The body of a young man, right, lies on 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)  (The Associated Press)

  • This undated photo provided by the Solomon family shows Beau Solomon of Spring Green, Wis. Italian police detained a homeless man in the death of Solomon, whose body was found Monday, July 4, 2016, in the Tiber River in Rome. Solomon was last seen early Friday at a pub popular with U.S. students in Trastevere, just hours after arriving in Rome for an exchange program at John Cabot University. (Courtesy of the Solomon family via AP)

    This undated photo provided by the Solomon family shows Beau Solomon of Spring Green, Wis. Italian police detained a homeless man in the death of Solomon, whose body was found Monday, July 4, 2016, in the Tiber River in Rome. Solomon was last seen early Friday at a pub popular with U.S. students in Trastevere, just hours after arriving in Rome for an exchange program at John Cabot University. (Courtesy of the Solomon family via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • This undated photo provided by the Solomon family shows Beau Solomon of Spring Green, Wis. Italian police detained a homeless man in the death of Solomon, whose body was found Monday, July 4, 2016, in the Tiber River in Rome. Solomon was last seen early Friday at a pub popular with U.S. students in Trastevere, just hours after arriving in Rome for an exchange program at John Cabot University. (Courtesy of the Solomon family via AP)

    This undated photo provided by the Solomon family shows Beau Solomon of Spring Green, Wis. Italian police detained a homeless man in the death of Solomon, whose body was found Monday, July 4, 2016, in the Tiber River in Rome. Solomon was last seen early Friday at a pub popular with U.S. students in Trastevere, just hours after arriving in Rome for an exchange program at John Cabot University. (Courtesy of the Solomon family via AP)  (The Associated Press)

Italian police say they have detained a homeless man in the death of an American student whose body was found in the Tiber River.

Police identified the suspect as Massimo Galioto, a 40-year-old from Rome. In a statement Tuesday, police said he was taken into custody because he was "seriously implicated" in the murder.

Police on Monday pulled the body of Beau Solomon from the Tiber River. The 19-year-old student from Wisconsin had last been seen early Friday morning at a pub, shortly after arriving in Rome.

John Cabot University, an English university in the Italian capital, confirmed his death on Monday evening.

Solomon had recently completed his first year as a personal finance major at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.