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Austin Taylor Bice
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Birth: Dec. 30, 1988
La Jolla
San Diego County
California, USA
Death: Mar. 8, 2011
Madrid, Spain

December 30, 1988 to March 8, 2011

Austin Bice was born in La Jolla, CA, and spent his first eight months living in Del Mar before moving to Granite Bay, CA.

At age 9, Austin moved back to Del Mar eventually attending Torrey Pines High School. He was so proud to be a Falcon. Austin continued his studies at San Diego State University. While on a study abroad program Austin's life came to a tragic end in Madrid Spain.

Austin is survived by his parents, Larry and Pam Bice of Carlsbad, sister Alyssa and husband Shayne Nelson of Sacramento, sister Ashley and husband Brandon Jantz of Temecula and Grandmother Olga Bice of Glendale, AZ. He is also survived by two nieces Madison and Payton Jantz and loving aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Memorial services will be held Sunday, March 20 at 1:00 p.m. at San Dieguito United Methodist Church, 170 Calle Magdalena in Encinitas, California.

An Austin Bice Memorial Trust has been established. The trust will fund a scholarship in Austin's name.

In addition, Austin was very proud of his country and had deep respect for the men and women who serve to protect his country so a portion of the trust will be used to aid those who serve or have served.

Donations to the Austin Bice Memorial Trust may be made in person or by mail to any Bank of America branch in San Diego County.

Published in San Diego Union-Tribune on
March 14, 2011


MADRID The body of a U.S. exchange student from California was pulled out of a Madrid river on Tuesday, 10 days after he went missing following a night on the town, a police official said.

The cause of death was not known but there were no immediate signs of foul play in the death of 22-year-old San Diego State University business student Austin Bice, the National Police official said.

An autopsy will be carried out Tuesday or Wednesday. It is not clear when the results will be released but the information will be given to Bice's family and to a Spanish investigating magistrate, the Madrid government said.

Bice's body was found in the Manzanares River, a shallow, slow-moving waterway that runs through western Madrid, in a spot not far from the nightclub where he was last seen in the early hours of Feb. 26, said the police official.

She spoke on condition of anonymity in line with department rules.

Bice, from Carlsbad, California, was studying international business at Carlos III University and had been in Spain since January. Roommates had reported him missing after he failed to return home following the night out. His father Larry Bice had traveled to Madrid to help in the search.

The body was found after a roughly 500-meter (yard) section of the river, which contains several locks, was drained as part of the search, police said.

Missing US Student Found in Madrid River
March 8, 2011
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