A Brooklyn woman went missing while on vacation in Vermont over the weekend – and police believe they recovered her body from a nearby river on Monday.
Erika Seyfried, 36, was staying with her husband at a vacation home in Westminster and was last seen at around 11 a.m. on Sunday before heading out to walk their 7-month-old golden retriever, according to Vermont State Police.
When Seyfried did not return home, she was reported to police as missing later Sunday evening, authorities said.
State Police divers found the body of a woman they believe to be Seyfried near the Saxtons River vacation home on Monday.
Police believe his death was accidental.
The dog is still missing, the reformer of Brattleboro reported, citing a state police spokesperson.
An autopsy will be performed to determine the cause of the woman’s death and confirm her identity, police said.
Seyfried was Vice President and Director of Digital Strategy and Consumer Engagement at Penguin Random House.
In a statement, the publishing house said it was “devastated” by the loss, saying Seyfried “has established itself as a leader in marketing through the innovative digital campaigns it has developed for our books.” .
“His reader-centric approach to consumers, his social media prowess, and tireless support for his authors have earned him reverence throughout our business and industry,” the statement continued. “With her forward-looking and inclusive approach to every team and project she led, Erika was the embodiment of what we all hope for from a colleague and friend.
Our hearts go out to Erika’s family, loved ones and our colleagues who worked with and adored her.