Durham — University of New Hampshire Vincenzo Student missing at the beginning of Saturday Police said he was found dead in the morning and Sunday.
At the age of 22, Lirosi was placed in a wetland off Durham’s Cordlive by the New England Search and Rescue K-9 Team at around 1:20 pm.
According to Durham police, the cause and method of death will be determined after an autopsy by a state coroner. Lirosi’s family was notified.
“This isn’t the result we all wanted, but we’re grateful that we were able to find Vincenzo and close his family,” said Durham Police Chief Rene Kelly. The cause of death was not considered suspicious.
“We were very sad to know that the search for Vincenzo did not end as expected,” UNH spokesman Erica Manz said in a prepared statement. “Our thoughts and prayers are with Vincenzo’s family and friends. Today is a very sad day for our community. Now we know him or the effects of his death. We focus on providing the support and resources needed to everyone who receives them.
Durham police thanked the following agencies for their cooperation in the investigation. New Hampshire Police Department, New Hampshire Fish and Games, New Hampshire University Police Department, Strafford County Security Agency, New Hampshire Liquor Enforcement Department – Law Enforcement Department and New England K-9 Search and Rescue.
Lirosi, who lived on 9 Woodman Road in Durham, was reported missing on Saturday at 3 am. According to police, he was last seen around 1:30 am after spending the night drinking with a friend on Friday. He was from Whitman, Massachusetts.
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According to police, Lirosi had neither a phone nor an ID card. Police believed that after he went missing, he passed through the woodlands near Woodman Road as a shortcut to his residence early on Saturday.
UNH pointed out the available resources. A psychological counseling service that provides 24/7 help to students managing mental health concerns can be contacted at (603) 862-2090. The UNH Employee Assistance Program is available at the following URL: unh.edu/hr/employee-assistance-program..
“We will share additional information as it becomes available. Sudden death causes a variety of emotions, especially shock and distrust. Take care of yourself and seek help as needed,” UNH said. Says.
This article was originally published in Fosters Daily Democrat. Missing UNH student Vincenzo Lirosi found dead in Durham