BOSTON (AP) — The parents of a missing 19-year-old University of New Hampshire student who is believed to be dead have described their situation as "the worst parents nightmare."
In a statement Saturday, the family of Elizabeth "Lizzi" Marriott says, "This is the worst parents nightmare, a missing child and with an unfavorable outcome." The family asked for prayers for rescue personnel who are looking for their daughter, saying they need to "bring her home."
Twenty-nine-year-old Seth Mazzaglia, a martial arts instructor active in community theater was charged Saturday in the death of Marriott.
Assistant Attorney General James Vara says Marriott is believed to be dead and law enforcement officials continued to search for her body.
The girl's father, Bob Marriott, told hundreds at a vigil Saturday night in Westborough, Mass., that, "Together we created an angel, and tonight she is home in heaven."