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Body Found In N.H. River May Be Missing UNH Student

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Jonathan Zygmont. (Family photo)

Jonathan Zygmont. (Family photo)

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire police are investigating the discovery of a body in the Piscataqua River that matches the description of a University of New Hampshire student who went missing nearly two week ago.

The body was discovered Sunday morning near Prescott Park in Portsmouth, police said.

In a prepared statement, the university said the body has not been positively identified, but a preliminary review suggests it might be a first-year UNH student who lived on campus. Jonathan Zygmont, 19, was last seen near the park on Sept. 17.

“The young man has not been positively identified, but a preliminary review suggests it is the University of New Hampshire student missing since Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013, from that area,” UNH officials said. “The state medical examiner is expected to make identification (Monday) morning.”

The university has said foul play was never suspected but police were concerned for the student’s well-being.

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