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AG: Search for Lizzi Marriott's Body Will Continue [VIDEO]

The search will continue for several days if necessary, according to investigators.

New Hampshire authorities say they are certain that Seth Mazzaglia murdered University of New Hampshire student Elizabeth Marriott inside of his Dover apartment on Oct. 9, but they need the public's help to find her body.

Assistant Attorney General Jane Young said the search around Peirce Island in Portsmouth for Marriott's body will continue for at least several more days and more tools such as cadaver dogs may be brought in to aid in the search.

Young said New Hampshire Marine Patrol boats have been combing the waters near Peirce Island with sonar cameras to try to locate the 19-year-old Marriott's body. "The eddies and currents are pretty challenging," she said.

Young, Assistant Attorney General James Vara and Dover Police Chief Anthony Colarusso held a press conference outside of the Dover District Court at 3:30 p.m. Monday to update the media about the status of the search to locate Marriott's body. Young said that Mazzaglia strangled and suffocated Marriott inside of his apartment located at 1 Mill St., Apt. 341 on Oct. 9, but she would not provide any other details about what he may have done with her body.

Mazzaglia was ordered held without bail in the Strafford County Jail in Dover during his arraignment in Dover District Court on Monday morning. He is scheduled to return to court for a probable cause hearing on Oct. 29 at 10 a.m.

Young also did not provide any additional details about Mazzaglia's relationship with the victim. "They were familiar with one another and this was not a random event," she said.

She said New Hampshire authorities plan to reach out to authorities in Maine and Massachusetts to make them aware of the situation and be on the look out in case Marriott's body happens to be spotted in their coastal waters. But Young said New Hampshire authorities are prepared to keep searching for Marriott's body as long as it takes.

"We have not discussed an end date. We have discussed continuing this," Young said.

She also said members of the public who may have any information that can help them locate Marriott's body should contact Dover Police at (603) 742-4646 or the Dover Police Crimeline at (603) 749-6000, if they wish to remain anonymous.

"We are looking for any information that may help us with this investigation," Young said.

Old Pizza October 15, 2012 at 10:36 PM
From reading numerous articles on this case, I've learned that the friend Lizzi was going to see lived in the same building, same apartment as Mazzaglia. Apparently, she was his girlfriend. But I have not seen any mention of his girlfriend's name or where she was on that Tuesday night. If Lizzi was headed there, and was killed in the apartment, was the girlfriend there? Did she call the police? When? How did Lizzi's car get back to UNH?
linda marie anthony October 18, 2012 at 01:46 AM
What the h### is going on with this case..The Foster's Daily Democrat makes it look like because it may have been a sexual encounter that that lead to her death..PLAIN FOOLISHNESS.. How did Mazzaglia, 29, of Dover have been able to dispose of her body unless all of this were done in a vehicle..and Mazzaglia will only be charged with second degree murder ???What's wrong with this picture !!!!RIP Lizzi Marriot.You will not have died in vain..The authorities WILL FIND YOU LIZZI...RIP SWEET ANGEL...My condolences are going out to your family,friends,the student body at UNH and the staff at UNH. Spread your wings and fly with the Angels because you are an Angel of the Lord's HEAVENS..Sincerely,Linda Anthony from Warwick, Rhode Island (USA)
linda marie anthony October 18, 2012 at 03:59 AM
What the h### is going on with this case..How did Mazzaglia, 29, of Dover have been able to dispose of her body unless all of this was done in a vehicle possibly the victim's car.and possibly this guy by saying it took place in his apt he figured he'd throw the authorities off and was it the accused who dropped the victim's car back to UNH because that is where the authorities found it and the distance between Dover and UNH has some very barren places and bodies of water and maybe this is when,where Mazzaglia took Lizzi's life...RIP LIZZI..and Mazzaglia will only be charged with second degree murder ???What's wrong with this picture !!!!RIP Lizzi Marriot.You will not have died in vain..The authorities WILL FIND YOU LIZZI...RIP SWEET ANGEL...My condolences are going out to your family,friends,the student body at UNH and the staff at UNH. Spread your wings and fly with the Angels because you are an Angel of the Lord's HEAVENS..Sincerely,Linda Anthony from Warwick, Rhode Island (USA)
linda marie anthony October 18, 2012 at 04:06 AM
below is my corrected answer time 11 59pm i couldn't delete my comment but needed to add something else..i apologize nice people........linda.... the one posted at 9 46pm isn't the right one so i apologize
Nancy Baer November 14, 2012 at 07:47 AM
How convenient for her alleged murderer to say that Ms. Marriotts body was dumped in water. Why would the police believe ANYTHING he says? Obviously he is going to say what is in HIS best interest. I'm curious as to why the third party hasn't been named..maybe she will be the state's witness? SHE is also going to say what is in HER best interest. I have no doubt that there is a special place in HELL reserved for the likes of MONSTERS like these. My thoughts and prayers go out to Ms. Marriotts family and friends.

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