At 7:20 pm on the evening of Tuesday, October 9, 2012, Lizzi Marriott’s phone buzzed next to her. It was Kat from work, checking in on the plans they’d made earlier that day. Kat invited Lizzi over to her place, the studio apartment she shared with her boyfriend Seth, to watch a movie.

“Hopping in the shower. Be out in 20 minutes. Just in case you’re out early,” Kat sent.

At 8:21 p.m. Lizzi texted back, “Okie dokie, just got out of class!”

Lizzi didn’t have a ton of friends in New Hampshire. She moved there from Westborough, Massachusetts to her great-uncle and aunt’s house in Chester to save money on room and board while she was in school at the University of New Hampshire. She had a part-time job at Target in Greenland, New Hampshire, and that’s where she met Kat. 

Lizzi told her Aunt Becki and Uncle Tony she was heading to a friend’s house that night and would be home no later than midnight, or maybe a little after. It’s a 35 minute drive from the UNH campus to Dover. Lizzi stepped into Kat and Seth’s apartment building just before 9 p.m. that night. 

On Wednesday morning, Becki and Tony noticed their niece wasn’t home. Maybe it got late, and Lizzi crashed at her friend’s place. But on Thursday morning, there was still no sign of Lizzi. No one has seen Lizzi since that night, October 9, 2012. But that doesn’t mean we don’t know what happened to her… Or who is responsible.

This episode contains descriptions of sexual assault and violence. Please listen with discretion. If you need help, healing, or resources, call the National Sexual Assault hotline at 800.656.HOPE for safe, confidential support.

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