Body of missing New York City woman believed found in river near Vermont vacation home

Erika Seyfried, 36, had been staying with her husband at a vacation home in Westminster and was last seen Sunday at about 11 a.m. before she left to walk their 7-month-old golden retriever, according to Vermont State Police.

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When Seyfried didn’t return home, she was reported to police as missing later Sunday night, authorities said.

Erika Seyfried, 36, was last seen going for a walk with her 7-month-old golden retriever Sunday while vacationing in Westminster, Vermont.

Erika Seyfried, 36, was last seen going for a walk with her 7-month-old golden retriever Sunday while vacationing in Westminster, Vermont. (Vermont State Police)

State police divers on Monday found the body of a woman they believe to be Seyfried near the vacation home in the Saxtons River.

Police believe her death is accidental.

The dog remains missing, the Brattleboro Reformer reported, citing a state police spokesman.

An autopsy will be conducted to determine the woman’s cause of death and to confirm her identity, police said.

Seyfried, according to her LinkedIn page, is a vice president at Penguin Random House.

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