Two Bahamian men found dead in a river in Italy

From Left Alrae Ramsey and Blair John.

Two  Bahamian men who were reported missing in Italy, were found dead in an Italian river last week,  according to international media reports.

The body of  Blair John, 28, a  PhD student at St. Mary’s University in Halifax, Nova Scotia,  was recovered on June 5  last from the Po  River in  Turin .

The discovery of John’s body came days after the body of  his travelling companion, Alrae Ramsey, 29, a foreign service officer  with the Bahamas government who was on study leave, was located  in the same river.

Before moving to Canada to further his studies, John worked as a substance abuse counsellor in Minneapolis where he attended university.

He was in Italy to attend  a  psychology conference, friends and family have said

Carthleen Rahming, the mother of Blair John, told a Bahamian newspaper that she finds it hard to believe that the deaths [of both men] were accidental.

However, the Turin police chief said that it is not likely the men were victims of foul play but he was awaiting the results of the autopsies and that further investigation would depend on those results.

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