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Missing NH woman found dead; husband admits to killing her

Published: Oct. 19, 2021 at 7:39 AM EDT|Updated: Oct. 20, 2021 at 7:43 AM EDT
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BOLTON, Vt. (WCAX) - The husband of a New Hampshire woman who was reported missing in Bolton has told police he killed his wife.

Now Police are confirming that Joseph Ferlazzo, 41 was a traveling tattoo artist in Vermont, with a customer base within Chittenden and Franklin counties. Police also confirmed that at one point, Joseph and his wife, Emily Ferlazzo, 22 of Northfield, New Hampshire lived in Vermont. It is unclear when they moved out of the state. Recently, they lived in their camper bus on Emily’s parents property in New Hampshire.

On Tuesday, Vermont State Police say human remains were found believed to be Emily, who was missing since Saturday. Police have arrested Joseph, who they say admitted to the murder inside their camper van on Saturday in Bolton.

Vermont State Police Major Dan Trudeau says the state police located and seized the camper early Tuesday morning in St. Albans. “We did find human remains in that van tonight which we believe will be Emily’s,” he said. An autopsy will be performed to confirm her identity and determine how she died.

Emily was first reported missing by her family on Monday. Police say Joseph told her family that they were staying at an Airbnb in Bolton and that they got into an argument while in their camper van Saturday. He claimed Emily got out of the car and began walking along Route 2 and that when he returned, she was gone.

After initially being unable to locate Joseph Ferlazzo, police say they found him Tuesday afternoon at a convenience store in St. Albans, and he agreed to accompany troopers to the barracks.

Ferlazzo is expected to be charged with first-degree murder and will be arraigned Wednesday morning in Burlington.

Joseph Ferlazzo
Joseph Ferlazzo(Photo provided)

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