DOVER, N.H. (AP) -- Authorities say a 19-year-old University of New Hampshire student missing since Tuesday is dead, and a man has been charged with second-degree murder.
Elizabeth "Lizzi" Marriott disappeared after she made plans to visit friends in Dover on Tuesday night.
Assistant Attorney General James Vara said Saturday that authorities believe she is dead but have not found her body. Her car was found in a parking lot on campus in Durham.
A 29-year-old man has been arrested and is in custody. Vara didn’t say whether the man knew Marriott or what led to his arrest.
Police began searching for Marriott on Peirce Island in Portsmouth on Friday night.
Marriott was a marine biology major who lived with her aunt in Chester. She was a 2011 graduate of Westborough High School in Massachusetts.