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    Italy - John Durkin, 21, Rome, 19 February 2014




    http://www.sunjournal.com/news/0001/...g-rome/1495509

    Bates student missing while studying in Rome
    John Durkin, 21, of Rye Beach, N.H., was last seen by friends at 1:30 a.m. Wednesday at Sloppy Sam’s bar in the Campo de Fiori section of Rome, his uncle, Tom Durkin, told the Bangor Daily News on Friday.


    http://www.wmur.com/news/college-stu...-rome/24604534

    College student from Rye missing in Rome

    Bates College student John Durkin, of Rye, N.H., is missing in Rome.


    http://www.wcvb.com/news/bates-colle...-rome/24605492

    Bates College student missing in Rome, Italy

    Bates College student John Durkin, of Rye, N.H., is missing in Rome, Italy.

    Read more: http://www.wmtw.com/news/bates-colle...#ixzz2u0VO0FwH


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    Maybe something as simple as hooking up with a girl? Hopefully he is safe.

    Rye NH is a very nice area.

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    It appears his family is very well off which will be helpful here. They can afford to fly to Italy and aid in searching. I can't imagine having my child missing in another country.

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    He is a student at Bates in Lewiston… great school, not crazy expensive like many others. This likely isn't about his family's finances, rather US students in a foreign city for the semester… American Students and not 'The Durkins' is my guess.

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    Scary stuff. They are all over there for the semester. Imagine hearing this as parents and then having to fly overseas and weed through customs, a foreign land and language Looks like some on the FB page have ins with the police there in Italy. (I actually have messages out to relatives there to find out if they've heard about this student being missing.)
    Last edited by LookingHoping; 02-22-2014 at 01:00 AM.

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    We have friends in common with the Durkins, and they seem to be a very nice family. They must be terrified at this point. Hopefully John will be found safe.

    They have set up an event page on FB. Cant figure out how to link it on my iPad but you will see it if you search his name.

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    http://boston.cbslocal.com/2014/02/2...sing-in-italy/. Looks like the other students went back to their dorms and he stayed out.

    I have friends in common, too, Hap.

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    Can't link from phone but looks like they did start a Like page too. Both found under 'Missing Person John Durkin'

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    Twitter (with pics of locations)
    https://mobile.twitter.com/JDurkinMissing

    College statement
    http://www.bates.edu/news/2014/02/21...ohn-durkin-15/

    Sounds like family and friends are already out there searching
    https://www.facebook.com/boston/post...?stream_ref=10

    Article about the FB and twitter links
    http://www.fosters.com/apps/pbcs.dll...704/-1/FOSNEWS

    Maps here. Showing river.
    http://www.heavy.com/news/2014/02/ba...e-john-durkin/

    I can't find the FB set up for him. That's probably just me as I'm not on FB. John looks very Italian to me, which is a shame in this context as he won't have stuck out to people at all, in my opinion, unless they heard his accent.

    I hope he's found safe.
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    We 'embraced' the missing Bob Harrod case as requested but 6 years on, are still waiting for further guidance


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    John is a linebacker for Bates College. 6'1, 210 pounds, definitely a guy that could defend himself in a normal situation.

    What makes this situation particularly odd is that John left all his important belongings at the Spanish bar: phone, wallet, and passport. The friends that had last seen him said he was not notably drunk and was not a known drug user. While it has not been ruled out, a significant amount of Bates students that know John have expressed serious disbelief at the idea that John may have gone off to find drugs.

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    Facebook Link

    Link to Facebook Event maintained by John Durkin's cousins: https://www.facebook.com/events/3622..._mall_activity

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    Detailed information:
    John Durkin, age 21
    6'1, 210 pounds
    Brown hair, Brown Eyes
    Student at Bates College
    Alumni of Governor's Academy
    Resident of Rye, NH

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    LAST SEEN:
    Area: Campo Dei Fiori (Rome, Italy)
    Bar: Sloppy Sam's
    Time: ~1:30 AM 2/19/13 ITALIAN TIME
    Condition: Drinking (legally), not notably intoxicated according to friends/witnesses (but still not confirmed)

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    Quote Originally Posted by caronant View Post
    John is a linebacker for Bates College. 6'1, 210 pounds, definitely a guy that could defend himself in a normal situation.

    What makes this situation particularly odd is that John left all his important belongings at the Spanish bar: phone, wallet, and passport. The friends that had last seen him said he was not notably drunk and was not a known drug user. While it has not been ruled out, a significant amount of Bates students that know John have expressed serious disbelief at the idea that John may have gone off to find drugs.
    Well we can rule out robbery if he left his belongings and they're still there.

    He probably drank more than he should have. Hopefully he'll be found safe soon.
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