Investigators are no longer searching Peirce Island for the body of University of New Hampshire student and Westborough resident Elizabeth Marriott, who police said was murdered by a Dover man.
The state Attorney General's office, which is heading up the search, declined to say where investigators are focusing their efforts. Senior Assistant Attorney General Jane Young said an update could be given after 3 p.m. Monday.
Police had been searching the Peirce Island area since Friday night and said they expected to recover Marriott's body. On Monday, a Marine Patrol boat could be seen off trolling the waters of Peirce Island, and a helicopter hovered overheard in nearby Kittery Point, Maine. It was unclear if it was related to the search for Marriott.
Seth Mazzaglia, 29, of Dover was charged with Marriott's murder. Mazzaglia, who described himself as an actor and fight choreographer, allegedly strangled and suffocated Marriott Oct. 9. He made his first court appearance today.
The state Attorney General's office said Mazzaglia and Marriott knew one another, but were not involved in any kind of relationship.
Police located Marriott's car in the UNH parking lot. Investigators also searched Mazzaglia's downtown Dover apartment.