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Body of Missing St. Joe’s University Rugby Player Found in Bermuda

Investigators on the island have not ruled out foul play in determining a cause of death for Mark Dombroski.


Mark Dombroski. (Photo courtesy of the Bermuda Police Service.)

The body of a Saint Joseph’s University rugby player who went missing on a team trip to Bermuda has been found by authorities on the island, according to multiple reports.

Nineteen-year-old Mark Dombroski was last seen by friends shortly after midnight on Sunday at The Dog House Bar in Hamilton, the Bermuda Police Service said. An island-wide surveillance camera system captured him walking alone down a street in Devonshire Parish while talking on his cellphone around 1:15 a.m.

Police say Dombroski never made it back to his team hotel that night. On Monday, his body was discovered two miles away from the bar in a moat located at the base of a colonial-era fort.

Detective Sgt. Jason Smith said there’s no evidence Dombroski was drunk or that alcohol played a role in his disappearance. “Bermuda Police Service extends our heartfelt condolences to his family and friends,” said acting commissioner James Howard.

Investigators have not ruled out foul play at this time. An official cause of death for Dombroski is pending the results of his autopsy.

St. Joe’s issued the following statement:

Those who knew Dombroski from the rugby community or his home in Delaware County took to Twitter in remembrance.