The body of Vincenzo Lirosi, a 22-year-old student at the University of New Hampshire missing on Saturday, was found Sunday afternoon, according to local police.
Lirosi was last seen drinking with friends early Saturday morning, shortly after midnight. Police believe he took a shortcut to his house through a wooded area near Woodman Road. Police reported that Lirosi did not have a phone or ID with him.
Lirosi’s body was found by a New England K-9 search and rescue team in a swampy area near Coe Drive in Durham, police said.
“While this is not the outcome we all hoped for, we are grateful that we were able to locate Vincenzo and end his family,” Durham Police Chief Rene Kelley said in a statement. “Our hearts and our prayers are with them. “
Lirosi’s cause and manner of death will be determined pending an autopsy report from the medical examiner.
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