A community theater actor and martial arts instructor was charged Saturday in the death of New Hampshire college student Elizabeth "Lizzi" Marriott, who went missing Tuesday.
Seth Mazzaglia, 29, of Dover has been arrested and charged with second-degree murder in Marriott's death, said Assistant Atty. Gen. James Vara at a news conference posted online by Portsmouth Patch. But the search for Marriott’s body is ongoing, Vara said.
Friends and family had been desperately searching for Marriott, 19, last seen at the University of New Hampshire's campus in Durham. Investigators had also been looking for her car, and Vara said that had been found in a parking lot on campus.
A website tied to Mazzaglia was not accessible Saturday afternoon, but Seacoastonline.com reportedthat the site had listed Mazzaglia as “an experienced actor, writer and fight choreographer who has worked both professionally and non-professionally in the theaters of southern New Hampshire for many years.”
He has appeared in multiple local theater productions over the years, according to the site.