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Update: Brooklyn woman believed found dead

Erika Seyfried, 36, of Brooklyn, New York, is seen in this photo provided by her family and released Monday, Aug. 30, 2021, by the Vermont State Police.

During the search for Erika Seyfried, members of the Vermont State Police Scuba Team located the body of a woman in the Saxtons River near the vacation home at 33 Gage St. in Westminster where she had been staying.

Preliminary indications are that victim is Seyfried, and the death is accidental.

The body will be transported to the Chief Medical Examiner’s Office in Burlington for an autopsy to determine the cause and manner of death, and to confirm identity.

The Vermont State Police is looking for a missing 36-year-old woman who was last seen at about 11 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 29, near the vacation home she was staying in while visiting Vermont with her husband.

Seyfried, was reported to have gone for a walk with her 7-month-old golden retriever and has not returned. The disappearance was reported to the Vermont State Police at about 8 p.m. Sunday and is not considered suspicious, but there are concerns for her welfare.

Erika was described as about 5 feet 2 inches tall, weighs 120 pounds and has shoulder-length black hair and brown eyes. She is believed to have been wearing black flip-flops; no other clothing description is available.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Vermont State Police barracks in Westminster at 802-722-4600.

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