Missing UNH Student Found Dead After Police Search


UNH student and Whitman native Vincenzo Lirosi, who was found dead on Sunday. Photo: Durham Police Department

Updated 2:15 PM Tuesday

DURHAM, N.H. (WBZ NewsRadio) — University of New Hampshire officials are suspending a fraternity chapter after a student from Whitman, Mass. was found dead there this weekend.

Police in Durham, N.H. found missing UNH student Vincenzo Lirosi's body after an extensive search on Sunday afternoon.

UNH Dean of Students Michael Blackman said the school's chapter of Sigma Chi had been suspended in an email to the student body, according to the UNH student newspaper. Blackman said in the letter that Lirosi had been in a fight at one of the fraternity's events on the same night he went missing.

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Lirosi disappeared early Saturday morning. He had been out drinking with his friends that night before disappearing.

Police said shortly after Lirosi was found that the death was not being treated as suspicious.

State Police helicopters, local drones, and K-9 units scoured the area on Sunday, before finding Lirosi's body at about 1:20 PM according to the Town of Durham. Lirosi's body was found by a New England Search and Rescue K-9 team off of Coe Drive. The manner of death will be determined by the State Medical Examiner.

Police believe Lirosi was walking back to his Woodman Road home on a shortcut path through the woods — he did not have any form of ID or a phone on him at the time.

A GoFundMe for Lirosi's funeral costs has collected about $65,000 so far.

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