Body of missing American found in Italy

Reuters News
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Posted: Oct 05, 2011 7:24 AM

FLORENCE, Italy (Reuters) - The body of Allison Owens, an American tour guide who disappeared in San Giovanni Valdarno south of Florence in central Italy at the weekend, has been found by police on the outskirts of the town, authorities said on Wednesday.

The 23-year-old from Ohio left the apartment which she shared with a number of other young people on Sunday evening and did not return home.

A search with police and civil protection officials using tracker dogs began after her housemates raised the alarm on Monday morning.

(Reporting by Silvia Ognibene; Editing by Mark Heinrich)