This phrase may certainly be overused, but it's more than appropriate here: This is every parent's worst nightmare. A U.S. student was studying abroad in Italy when he mysteriously disappeared. Sadly, his body was found dead inside a railroad tunnel in central Rome, according to police.
John Durkin, 21, an economics major, was from Rye Beach, New Hampshire. He attended Bates College in Maine but, like so many other college kids, opted to do a study abroad program in Rome through Trinity College.
His father, Tim Durkin, is reportedly in Rome as well in an attempt to find his son.
"This situation is deeply distressing for John's family, his fellow students and the entire Bates community," Bates College said in a statement. "We are working actively with Trinity College to monitor events as they evolve."
So deeply sad and tragic about a young life taken too quickly. Now that the body has been found, questions are inevitably to follow: Was there any foul play?