A second suspect was held on $35,000 cash bail this morning in connection with the death of University of New Hampshire undergrad Lizzie Marriott.
Police arrested Kathryn McDonough, 19, of Portsmouth, N.H., on Christmas Eve, charging her with hindering apprehension or prosecution and conspiracy to commit hindering apprehension and prosecution. She was arraigned in Derry District Court.
Marriott disappeared Oct. 9 and efforts to find her body have failed despite searches in large sections of the New Hampshire and Maine coastline.
Rockingham County prosecutors said today that McDonough gave investigators “a false alibi” for herself and suspect Seth Mazzaglia. They called McDonough’s arrest “significant.”
Mazzaglia, 29, of Dover, N.H., was charged earlier this year with second-degree murder. Mazzaglia, a UNH grad, karate instructor and actor, stands accused of “strangling and/or suffocating” Marriott, who commuted to college and worked at the Greenland, N.H., Target.
Investigators believe Mazzaglia killed Marriott, a former prom queen who wanted to be a marine biologist, in his Dover apartment.
They said in court records released today that McDonough lied about her interaction with Marriott on Oct. 9.
If McDonough does post bail, District Court Judge John Coughlin ordered her to stay at her mother’s house, adhere to a curfew and have no contact with Seth Mazzaglia.
“It’s very difficult,” Elizabeth’s father, Bob Marriott, told the Herald from their Westboro, Mass., home on Monday. “I never heard the name before Lizzi went missing.”
Authorities have been tight-lipped with information about the disappearance, and Marriott’s family said they, too, are awaiting more details.
“The investigation is progressing, and we’re hoping for an eventual outcome,” Marriott said. “I’m waiting, like you, to find out what happened.”
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