Husband confesses to killing missing New Hampshire woman, police say

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

The husband of a 22-year-old woman from New Hampshire who has gone missing told police he killed his wife on a small bus they converted into a living and travel space.

Vermont State Police said Joseph Ferlazzo confessed to detectives that he killed his wife, Emily Ferlazzo, on Saturday morning. Police say they seized the bus in St. Albans and a search uncovered human remains and other evidence supporting Joseph Ferlazzo’s account.

An autopsy is scheduled for Wednesday to confirm the identity of the remains and determine the cause and mode of death. Joseph Ferlazzo is to be brought to justice for first degree murder Wednesday morning in Vermont Superior Court in Burlington.

Emily Ferlazzo, 22, was last seen on Saturday near a vacation rental in Bolton, where the couple were on vacation. She was reported missing by her family on Monday evening.

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

According to the soldiers, Joseph Ferlazzo, 41, told his wife’s family in New Hampshire that the couple were arguing as they drove on the Bolton Valley access road around 1 p.m. Saturday. He said Emily Ferlazzo got out of the vehicle, an RV, at one point and started walking along US Highway 2.

Emily Ferlazzo’s family reported her disappearance to Vermont State Police shortly after 7 p.m. Monday after learning of her disappearance. State police said the investigation had since expanded from the Bolton area to include locations in Enosburg and St. Albans.

The couple’s dog, a mixed breed named Remington, was found at the home of a friend of Joseph Ferlazzo on Tuesday.


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