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Glen Ellyn student dies months after Rome robbery attack

Published: Monday, April 6, 2015 12:09 p.m. CDT • Updated: Tuesday, April 7, 2015 3:55 p.m. CDT
Andrew Mogni, 20, of Glen Ellyn, died Sunday as a result of injuries sustained Jan. 14 during an assault and robbery in Rome.

A Glen Ellyn student at the University of Iowa has died from injuries sustained during a robbery and assault in Rome earlier this year, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office.

Andrew Mogni, 20, of the 2S400 block of Beechwood, died at 11:25 a.m. Sunday at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. p { margin-bottom: 0.1in; line-height: 120%; }a:link { }

Mogni sustained serious injuries only six hours into his study abroad experience and was assaulted and robbed while walking back to John Cabot University, where he was studying. He fell 40 feet from a wall along the banks of the Tiber River in the early morning hours of Jan. 14, family friend Paula Barnett told Suburban Life shortly after he returned from Rome.

He was treated in Rome for two months before being transferred to Northwestern. He had been in a non-medically induced coma after suffering an infection and internal bleeding as a result of his injuries, Barnett said.

Mogni was alone at the time of the assault and personal items were stolen, though no arrests had been made as of early last week, according to Barnett.

The Cook County Medical Examiner's Office has yet to determine the official cause of death.

Mogni graduated from Benet Academy in Lisle.

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