HAMILTON, Bermuda (AP) – Police officials in Bermuda are confirming that they have found the body of missing U.S. student Mark Dombroski.
Acting Assistant Commissioner James Howard of the Bermuda Police Services declined to provide certain details, including how authorities believe he may have died during a visit to the British Island territory.
The discovery of his body was announced at a news conference in the British island territory after a day of searching that involved members of the 19-year-old’s family, volunteers and local authorities.
Mark Dombroski, 19, a member of the rugby team at Saint Joseph’s University disappeared early Sunday after a night of socializing.
Dombroski had been relaxing at The Dog House, a bar and restaurant in the capital of Hamilton, when he left by himself after midnight early Sunday, police officials said. He was last seen at 1:15 a.m., when government surveillance cameras recorded him walking east, a little more than a half-mile from the bar. He was reported missing more than eight hours later.
St. Joseph’s University released the following statement reading in part:
“The Saint Joseph’s University community is heartbroken tonight to learn from the Bermuda Police Services (BPS) in Hamilton that student Mark Dombroski has died. We extend our deepest sympathies to the Dombroski family along with Mark’s teammates, classmates and friends. Saint Joseph’s students in need of counseling or ministry have been informed of available services. The circumstances of Mark’s death are still under investigation by the BPS.
Police: ‘It is with sadness, the Bermuda Police Service can now confirm the death of Mark Dombroski’
— Bernews (@bernewsdotcom) March 19, 2018