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Tuesday March 8, 2011

Missing Student Found Dead in Madrid River, 6 Weeks After Arriving in Country as Exchange Student

Missing Student Found Dead in Madrid River, 6 Weeks After Arriving in Country as Exchange Student

Photo: Austin Bice

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The family of 22-year Austin Bice just received the worse news possible on their missing son from Madrid authorities – that his body was found in a shallow river in the city.

The San Diego State University exchange student, who graduated from Torrey Pines High School, was last seen in Madrid on February 25 after deciding to walk home from a local nightclub.  Spanish authorities had launched an extensive search for the student since then. 

The senior college student’s body was found in the shallow Manzanares River and there appeared to be no signs of foul play.  Bice was a senior studying international business as an exchange student at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. 

Bice was living with another San Diego State University student since January of this year when their exchange student winter semester started.  His family was concerned that he did not know the city well to make his way around since he had only arrived 6 weeks before disappearing. 

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