Missing Philadelphia student's body found 'at the base of a significant drop,' Bermuda officials say

PHOTO: This undated photo released by the Bermuda Police Service shows American college student Mark Dombroski, who has been reported missing in Bermuda.PlayCourtesy of Bermuda Police Service via AP
WATCH Missing Philadelphia student's body found 'at the base of a significant drop'

The body of Philadelphia student found dead in Bermuda was found “near the base of a significant drop” local officials said in a press conference Tuesday.

Superintendent Sean Field-Lament said that the body of Mark Dombroski, 19, was found “in a moat” near Fort Prospect. His cellphone and wallet were also found with him, Field-Lament said.

“Contrary to recent speculative social media posts, Mark’s body was not bound or tied up,” BPS said in a press release.

Mark Dombroski was last seen at midnight on Sunday, March 18, 2018, at The Dog House, a bar on Front Street in the Hamilton section of Bermuda.Google Maps
Mark Dombroski was last seen at midnight on Sunday, March 18, 2018, at The Dog House, a bar on Front Street in the Hamilton section of Bermuda.

Dombroski was on the island to compete in a rugby competition with Saint Joseph’s University, BPS said. He was last seen early Sunday morning at The Dog House, a bar in Devonshire, BPS said. Investigators used CCTV footage to track Dombroski’s movements after leaving the bar; footage shows him walking alone, Acting Assistant Commissioner of Police James Howard said in a press conference Monday.

A forensic pathologist will conduct an autopsy Wednesday to determine the cause of death, Field-Lament said.

PHOTO: Mark Dombroski is pictured with his team mates on the Saint Josephs University rugby team as they prepared for their games in Bermuda.SJU Rugby Team
Mark Dombroski is pictured with his team mates on the Saint Joseph's University rugby team as they prepared for their games in Bermuda.

"We extend our deepest sympathies to the Dombroski family along with Mark’s teammates, classmates and friends,” Saint Joseph's University said in a statement Tuesday. “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 [Bermuda Police Services].”

Officials said the incident is still under investigation.

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