Missing US student found dead in Madrid river
The body of a US student who went missing in Madrid on 25 February has been recovered from a river in the Spanish capital.
Austin Taylor Bice, 22, had been studying business at Madrid's Carlos III University on exchange from San Diego State University.
A police official said the cause of death was not known but there were no signs of foul play.
Mr Bice was last seen trying to get into a night club, friends said.
Suspecting he was drunk, a doorman at La Riviera denied him access, and Mr Bice then said he was going back to his halls of residence.
"Austin went out with some friends on Friday night [25 February]," his room-mate Mikel Perez told Reuters news agency.
"More or less between one and two in the morning he decided to go home but never got home."
Mr Bice's body was found in the Manzanares river, a shallow, slow-moving waterway in western Madrid, not far from the night club, a police official told the Associated Press.
Larry Bice, the dead man's father, arrived in Madrid last week and has been in contact with Spanish officials conducting the investigation into the disappearance of his son.