Police searching for missing UNH student
Published: Thursday, October 11, 2012
Updated: Wednesday, February 13, 2013 15:02
Investigators closed off parts of Peirce Island in Portsmouth on Friday night in connection with the search for a missing UNH student.
Sophomore Elizabeth Marriott, 19, has been missing since Tuesday evening after leaving a class at UNH. Officials have not confirmed that they have found anything on the island as of Saturday morning, but said that they expect to recover a body.
Marriott was last heard from Tuesday night at approximately 10 p.m. when she told a friend in a text message that she was going to Dover, N.H. She did not show up to her morning shift at her job at Target on Wednesday and did not attend any of her classes on Wednesday or Thursday. UNH had Friday classes off for fall break.
Marriott commutes to UNH from Chester, N.H. and is a native of Westborough, Mass., where she graduated from high school in 2011
The Federal Bureau of Investigators were taking part in the search at the island, in addition to police from UNH, Portsmouth, Dover, Chester and Westborough, Mass. A search party from Westborough has been assisting in the search for Marriott. Her parents had distributed fliers that offered a $10,000 reward for information regarding her whereabouts.
Police said that Marriott drives a tan 2011 Mazda Tribute bearing the license plate number 304-5397. She is a resident of Chester, N.H., where she lives with her aunt, and commutes to UNH.
Marriott is 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighs about 125 pounds. Anyone with information regarding Marriott’s disappearance should call state police at 603-271-3636.