DURHAM, N.H. (CBS) – Police have found the body of missing University of New Hampshire student Vincenzo Lirosi Sunday. Lirosi, 22, was last seen drinking with friends late Friday night.
Durham Police confirmed he was found by a New England Search and Rescue K-9 team in a marsh off of Coe Drive in Durham around 1:20 p.m.
The cause and manner of Lirosi’s death will be determined by an autopsy.
Police believe said Lirosi was taking a shortcut to where he lives by walking through a wooded area near Woodman Road. He was reported missing around 3 a.m. on Saturday.
Lirosi did not have a phone or any form of ID on him.
“Though this is not the outcome we had all hoped for, we are grateful that we were able to find Vincenzo and bring some closure to his family,” Durham Police Chief Rene Kelley said in a statement.
The University of New Hampshire also tweeted a statement. “It is with very heavy hearts that we share the search for Vincenzo Lirosi did not end as we had hoped,” the school said, adding that his death does not appear to be suspicious.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with Vincenzo’s family and friends. This is a very sad day for our community and right now we are focused on providing the support & resources needed for everyone who knew him or is impacted by his death. We ask all faculty & staff to be considerate of students impacted by this tragedy and offer accommodations for assignments and attendance.”
Students can call 603-862-2090 at any time for counseling services.