FRANKFURT - German police said yesterday that the body of a man pulled from the Rhine River last week has been identified as missing 22-year-old American Devon Hollahan.
Frankfurt police said that Hollahan, of Arizona, who was reported missing Nov. 21, was identified through DNA testing. His body was pulled from the Rhine Dec. 15 about 60 miles northwest of Frankfurt.
Police said Hollahan drowned and that foul play is not suspected, adding that he probably fell into the River Main in Frankfurt under the influence of alcohol and drifted into the Rhine. The two rivers intersect near Mainz southwest of Frankfurt.
Jeff Hollahan traveled to Frankfurt to search for his son last month and spent three weeks canvassing the city and tacking up fliers with pictures and contact information. He returned home to Scottsdale, Ariz., last week.
Devon Hollahan, who had been teaching English in Prague, was traveling back to a hostel after a concert in Frankfurt with a friend, who stopped to ask for directions at about 3 a.m. on Nov. 21. When the friend turned back around, Hollahan was gone.
About an hour later, police said, witnesses saw a man who was “without a doubt’’ Hollahan, lying on the sidewalk. When they told him they had called an ambulance, he ran away.