A sad day for the family and friends of a local man as news of his death surfaces.

It's never an easy thing to share the news of a passing. Even worse to share about a young person with so much life ahead of them.

The News Times is reporting the passing of  21-year-old Christian Denninger, of Bethel. Denninger, who was a senior at Keene State College in New Hampshire, has been found dead after New Hampshire State Police responded to a call about an abandoned vehicle.

According to police,the vehicle was Denninger's 2010 Toyota Tacoma. Authorities found Denninger's body in the woods a short distance from the Tacoma. New Hampshire State Police had this to say to newstimes.com:

Upon locating the vehicle, it was determined it was the same vehicle belonging to a missing subject out of Keene since January 28, 2018. There was no one in or around the vehicle. However, Troopers located a set of footprints in the snow that led into the woods

There is no evidence that foul play was involved and there is no safety risk to the general public. The case remains under investigation

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of Christian Denninger, may he rest in peace.

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