Husband Of Missing NH Woman Pleads Not Guilty, Is Held Without Bail

Emily FerlazzoPhoto: Vermont State Police

Updated 10/20/21 at 3:16 p.m.

Montpelier, VT (WBZ NewsRadio) – A New Hampshire man, accused of killing his wife in Vermont, pleaded not guilty in court Wednesday.

Joseph Ferlazzo is being charged with first degree murder after his wife, Emily, went missing over the weekend.

On Tuesday, Vermont State Police arrested Joseph at a convenience store in St. Albans, Vermont.

Joseph told police that he last saw his wife on Saturday, October 16. While driving to their vacation rental in Bolton, Vermont, Joseph said the couple got into an argument and Emily left the vehicle.

Joseph said he then proceeded to go to a convenience store in Bolton. When he came back to the area where Emily was last seen, she was gone.

Police now say that they found human remains in search of the van the two were using. They believe Joseph shot and killed his wife then dismembered her body with a saw.

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Emily’s family then reported her disappearance on Monday.

The couple’s dog Remington, who was also reported missing, was found unharmed at the home of a friend of Joseph.

Joseph is currently being held without bail.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Emily, or that may in any way be relevant to the investigation, is asked to contact the Vermont State Police in St. Albans at 802-524-5993.

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