In connection with the recent death of U.S. college student last week, a homeless man had been arrested by the Italian police.
The suspect, who was identified as Massimo Galioto by the police, is a 40-year-old man from Rome. In a statement delivered on Tuesday, a Police spokesman revealed that Massimo was being charged with “aggravated murder.”
Just this Monday, Solomon’s body was discovered in the Tiber River after his disappearance on Friday, last week. The 19-year-old sophomore was a visiting student from the University of Wisconsin-Madison who came to a small Rome-based liberal arts college commonly known as John Cabot University where he was due to study.
Before his abduction, he had only arrived in the city a few hours earlier. According to reports, Solomon was last seen at a pub in Rome at around 1 a.m. on Friday.
Beau’s absence at the orientation later in the day worried his roommate which later triggered an investigation into his disappearance. This was issued in a statement by John Cabot University on Sunday.
At the time of his disappearance, Solomon’s 26-year-old brother, Jake revealed during an interview that Beau who had over 15 to 20 procedures had battled cancer for about 10 years. The struggle went on until he finally overcame at age 12.
Before his, death he had risen to become a high school football star. At a vigil held at his high school, Tim Eastlick, Solomon’s high school football coach revealed that he was a motivator who always tried to get teammates rally around him even when they are down.
According to his school, the high school football star who was a personal finance major had just completed his first year at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.