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Bates College student found dead in Rome after reported missing

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By Alana Cerrone

acerrone@abc6.com

John Durkin, the Bates College student who was reported missing in Rome Friday, has been found dead.

Family informed the community of their loss Saturday morning on a Facebook page created in his memory.

Durkin, of Rye N.H., was studying abroad in Rome with 5 other Bates students in a program through Trinity College in Connecticut.

Friends said Durkin had gone out to a bar and never returned, and hadn't been seen for two days.

Durkin, a junior, was a linebacker on the Bates football team and was studying economics.

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