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Missing University of New Hampshire Massachusetts student found dead


Authorities said a missing University of New Hampshire student from Massachusetts was found dead on Sunday, about 24 hours after his last visit. Whitman, was located in a swampy area off Coe Drive at approximately 1:20 p.m. by a New England K-9 search and rescue team. Durham Police said Lirosi was drinking with friends before disappearing on Saturday. He was last seen between around 1 a.m. and 1:30 a.m., and was reported missing at 3 a.m. on Saturday. Lirosi is believed to have taken a path through a wooded area near Woodman Road as a shortcut to his residence. not the outcome we all hoped for, we are grateful that we were able to track down Vincenzo and end his family, ”Durham Police Chief Rene Kelley said in a statement. Jordan Blanchard, Lirosi’s friend and former roommate, told WCVB station’s sister WMUR that he was with Lirosi for part of the night. They broke up when Lirosi left the bar they were in for a fellowship party, where he reportedly got into a fight. “It’s pretty unusual of him,” Blanchard said. “This is his very first fight.” Blanchard said after the bout broke up, “they kicked him out and told him to go home. That’s when he went into the woods.” The revelers told Blanchard that Lirosi was last seen walking down a wood. path that students frequently use as a shortcut around campus. “We started to think about what he would think and we started walking in the woods on different trails,” Blanchard said. “We walked over to Jackson’s Landing to see if he was there, and we couldn’t find anything. Durham Police responded, using a K-9 and thermal drone to search the wooded area. State Police and Fish and Game were called later Saturday morning, using a helicopter to search for Lirosi. Lirosi’s wallet was found in a parking lot and her cell phone was found at the fraternity house. The New Hampshire medical examiner will perform an autopsy and determine a cause and mode of death. In addition to New England K-9 Search and Rescue, the following agencies assisted the Durham Police Department in their search for Lirosi: New Hampshire State Police, New Hampshire Fish and Game, University of New Hampshire Police Department, Department of Strafford County Sheriff and New Hampshire State Law Enforcement Division.

A missing University of New Hampshire student from Massachusetts was found dead on Sunday, around 24 hours after his last visit, authorities said.

The Durham Police Department reported that the body of Vincenzo “Vinny” Lirosi, 22, of Whitman, was located in a swampy area off Coe Drive at around 1:20 p.m. by a K- search and rescue team. 9 from New England. .

Durham Police said Lirosi was drinking with friends before disappearing on Saturday. He was last seen between around 1 a.m. and 1:30 a.m., and was reported missing at 3 a.m. on Saturday.

Lirosi was believed to have taken a path through a wooded area near Woodman Road as a shortcut to his residence.

“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.

Durham Police Department

Vincenzo Lirosi, 22, a missing student from the University of New Hampshire in Whitman, Massachusetts, who was found dead in Durham, New Hampshire on December 5, 2021.

Jordan Blanchard, Lirosi’s friend and former roommate, told WCVB’s sister station WMUR that he was with Lirosi for part of the night. They broke up when Lirosi left the bar they were in for a fellowship party, where he reportedly had a fight.

“It’s pretty unusual of him,” Blanchard said. “This is his very first fight.”

Blanchard said after the fight was over, “they kicked him out and told him to go home. That’s when he went into the woods.”

The revelers told Blanchard that Lirosi was last seen walking down a wooden path that students frequently use as a shortcut around campus.

“We started to think about what he would think and we started walking in the woods on different trails,” Blanchard said. “We walked over to Jackson’s Landing to see if he was there, and we couldn’t find anything.”

Durham Police responded by using a K-9 and thermal drone to search the wooded area. State Police and Fish and Game were called later Saturday morning, using a helicopter to search for Lirosi.

Lirosi’s wallet was found in a parking lot and her cell phone was found at the fraternity house.

The New Hampshire medical examiner will perform an autopsy and determine the cause and mode of death.

In addition to New England K-9 Search and Rescue, the following agencies assisted the Durham Police Department in their search for Lirosi: New Hampshire State Police, New Hampshire Fish and Game, University of New Hampshire Police Department, Strafford County Sheriff’s Hampshire Liquor Enforcement Department and New Division of Law Enforcement.

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