Homeless man arrested in death of Wisconsin student in Italy

Beau Solomon found in Rome river
Posted at 5:38 AM, Jul 05, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-05 08:18:08-04

Italian police say they've arrested a homeless man in the death of an American student whose body was found in a river in Rome.

Police say the 40-year-old homeless man was taken into custody because he was "seriously implicated" in the murder of 19-year-old Beau Solomon, who was last seen early Friday by friends in a pub in Rome. He had just arrived in the city.

Police on Monday pulled Solomon's body from the Tiber River.

Solomon's brother Cole has said that his brother was found with a head wound and blood on his shirt. Italian state TV said that after Solomon disappeared, hundreds of dollars had been charged to his credit card at a store in Milan, hundreds of miles away from where he was last seen.

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