The cause of death of the 22-year-old exchange student, who went missing ten days ago, is still not known but there are no signs of foul play, a police official told The Associated Press.
Police also said that Bice's body was found in the Manzanares river, a slow-moving waterway in western Madrid nearby the club friends had last seen him on Feb. 26.
A Madrid newspaper reported that bouncers refused Bice entry into that club because he appeared to be too intoxicated. Friends said he decided to walk home. Another friend said police believe he was last seen at a fast food restaurant before his roommates reported him missing.
Bice was studying international business at Carlos III University for the spring semester. Students and family gathered at San Diego State University Monday night for a candlelit vigil.
The victim's family had hired private investigators the Halo Corporation, and father Larry Bice, arrived in Spain last Wednesday to help in the search for his son.