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Bates College student goes missing in Rome

A Bates College economics major from New Hampshire who is in a study-abroad program has gone missing in Rome, the college said today.

John Durkin, class of 2015, of Rye Beach was participating in the program through Trinity College in Hartford.

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“On-site staff from Trinity are working actively with the Italian authorities to determine the circumstances surrounding his disappearance,” Bates College said in a statement posted on its website.

“We’re very concerned, of course. We certainly don’t want a student of ours to be missing,” said Meg Kimmel, associate vice president for communications at Bates.

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