Remains believed to be missing N.H. woman recovered in Vermont, husband in custody

An autopsy is scheduled for Wednesday.

Vermont State Police announced Tuesday night that remains they believe belong to a missing New Hampshire woman have been recovered.

Emily Ferlazzo, 22, of Northfield, New Hampshire, is seen in this September photo provided by her family to the Vermont State Police.

Emily Ferlazzo, 22, of Northfield, was reportedly last seen on Saturday. Ferlazzo’s husband, Joseph Ferlazzo, 41, has been arrested in connection with her death.

Joseph Ferlazzo agreed to speak with investigators Tuesday afternoon, and confessed to killing his wife Saturday morning inside their converted van in Bolton, Vermont. State police tracked down the van earlier Tuesday in St. Albans, before conducting a search later in the day and discovering human remains that aligned with Joseph Ferlazzo’s story.

Family members in New Hampshire called police on Monday night to report Emily Ferlazzo missing, police said. She’d been staying at an Airbnb in Bolton — about 30 minutes outside Burlington, Vermont — with her husband. Joseph Ferlazzo reportedly told Emily’s family that following an argument on Saturday, Emily got out of their camper van and began walking down Route 2. Joseph told the family he went to a convenience store in Bolton, and when he returned to pick his wife up he couldn’t find her.

Joseph Ferlazzo, 41, of Northfield, New Hampshire, is seen in this September photo provided to the Vermont State Police. – Vermont State Police

State police began searching for Emily Ferlazzo shortly after the missing persons report was filed Monday night.


A detective located Joseph Ferlazzo on Tuesday afternoon in a convenience store, and he agreed to go with troopers back to the barracks. He’d last been seen at a friend’s house on Monday night in St. Albans — about an hour’s drive from Bolton — near where the camper van was found on a property belonging to another friend. 

The couple’s dog, Remington, was also initially missing, but was found unharmed at a friend’s house.

Joseph Ferlazzo is set to be arraigned Wednesday in Burlington superior court.

An autopsy is scheduled for Wednesday

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