Search for body of UNH student put on hold

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Robert Marriott, father of Lizzi Marriott, is consoled by former co-worker, Paul Campaniello of Shrewsbury, as hundreds of friends and family members attended an emotional candlelight vigil on Saturday night, Oct. 13, 2012, at the Bay State Commons, for his daughter, Elizabeth "Lizzi" Marriott of Westboro, a University of New Hampshire student, who disappeared earlier in the week. Marriott is believed to be dead, and a man has been charged with second-degree murder.  (AP Photo/Steve Lanava, Worcester Telegram & Gazette)

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DOVER, N.H. (AP) — A prosecutor says the search for the body of a 19-year-old University of New Hampshire student has been suspended ahead of the arraignment for an actor and martial arts instructor who's been charged in her death.

Senior Assistant Attorney General Jane Young says a ground and water search on and around Portsmouth's Peirce Island was put on hold Sunday, and that officials will decide Monday what the next step should be.

Twenty-nine-year-old Seth Mazzaglia of Dover was charged Saturday with second-degree murder in the death of Elizabeth "Lizzi" Marriott. Marriott was from Westborough, Mass., and had been living with an aunt in Chester, N.H., and commuting to the university in Durham.

Young said Mazzaglia and Marriott knew each other, but she wouldn't elaborate. Mazzaglia's arraignment is Monday.

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