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Friday, March 31, 2006
Report: Blood Is Missing Student's
Newspaper and TV reports say blood found in a College of New Jersey trash bin has been identified as that of John Fiocco Jr., who's been missing since early Saturday morning. N.J state police, however, can't confirm that blood was found, a spokesman told Early Word this morning. The investigation yesterday focused on garbage containers and a trash chute at a dorm. Today, the search may shift to a Bucks County landfill.
A Penn student alleges rape. A woman, 22, said that around 1 a.m. Thursday she went back inside South Street's Fiso Lounge to retrieve a coat, and a man forced her out the back door and raped her. Some reports say the club had been hosting a private party just for Penn students, and speculate she may have known her alleged attacker. Sgt. James Pauley said the investigation is ongoing, and area residents should be reassured "we believe this is not a random or stalker-type incident."