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Authorities say missing Westborough woman is dead

 

Elizabeth "Lizzie" Marriott. (Photo/Chester, N.H. Police Department)

New Hamphire – The search for Elizabeth “Lizzi” Marriott, has come to a tragic end. The New Hampshire Attorney General's office announced this afternoon that Marriott, 19, a native of Westborough and a student at the University of New Hampshire, is dead.

?Though few details were released, authorities said one man, Seth Mazzaglia, 29, has been arrested in connection with Marriott's death. Her body has not been recovered, according to authorities; police and the FBI have been searching two areas for evidence. On Friday, a crime scene was established on Portsmouth's Peirce Island.

?Marriott disappeared on Tuesday night, Oct. 9 after telling friends she had plans to visit a friend in Dover but she never showed up. After she also failed to report to work the next day, her family and friends became alarmed and launched a search for her. According to the FaceBook page, “Help Find Lizzi Marriott” over 1000 flyers were distributed throughout Portsmouth area over the last few days.

?Marriott was a graduate of Westborough High School, class of 2011. She had been living with an aunt in Chester, NH and had been commuting to UNH's Durham campus.

?Authorities have asked that anyone with information pertaining to this case contact the Dover (NH) Police Department at 603-742-4646 or the New Hampshire State Police at 603-271-3636.

A candlelight vigil will be held in Marriott's memory tonight at the Bay State Commons Gazebo starting at 7 p.m.

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