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Missing University of New Hampshire student Vincenzo Lirosi found dead

The 22-year-old's body was found Sunday by a search and rescue K-9 team.

The body of Vincenzo Lirosi, a 22-year-old University of New Hampshire student reported 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 identification with him.

Lirosi’s body was found by a New England Search and Rescue K-9 team in a marshy area near Coe Drive in Durham, police said.

“Although this is not the outcome we had all hoped for, we are grateful that we were able to find Vincenzo and bring some closure to his family,” Durham Police Chief Rene Kelley said in a statement. “Our hearts and prayers are with them.”

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The cause and manner of Lirosi’s death will be determined pending an autopsy report by the medical examiner.

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