UPDATE, 2:30 p.m.: John Durkin, an American student who was missing in Rome, has been found dead. A cause of death has not yet been released.

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An American student has been missing in Rome since Thursday.

John Durkin, 21, went to a bar with friends and left alone. He never returned home.

The economics major and linebacker attends Bates College but is studying abroad through Trinity College.

The State Department said it is “aware of reports that a U.S. citizen is missing in Italy,” but could not comment further.

Both colleges say they are working with Italian authorities to find him.