Penguin Random House vice president, 36, found dead in river a day after she disappeared while walking her golden retriever puppy on vacation in Vermont
- Police on Monday found a body believed to be Erika Greber Seyfried, 36
- Seyfried was VP of Digital Strategy and Consumer Engagement at Penguin Random House
- Seyfried and her husband Elijah had vacationed at an Airbnb in Vermont
- The house in Westminster, 20 miles north of Brattleboro, sits on 30 acres of land
- Airbnb owners promote swimming in waterfalls and riverside trails
- Seyfried was last seen Sunday morning at 11am with their puppy
A Brooklyn publishing house has been found dead in a Vermont river after she disappeared while walking her golden retriever puppy while vacationing at a picturesque riverside Airbnb.
Erika Greber Seyfried, vice president of digital strategy and consumer engagement at Penguin Random House, was last seen around 11 a.m. on Sunday as she set out to walk the seven-month-old puppy she shares with her husband, Elijah Seyfried.
The couple, both originally from Ohio, who married in July 2013, were vacationing in Westminster, at a home owned by a local vintage fashion dealer, according to the Brattleboro Reformer.
Erika Greber Seyfried is pictured with her dog. She went for a walk with the puppy at 11am on Sunday morning and when she had not returned by 8pm, the alarm was raised. Her body was found in a river on Monday and an autopsy is underway to determine the cause of death
Seyfried’s body was found in the Saxtons River (pictured) – known for its beautiful waterfalls and treacherous pools
Bob Ross rents out the first floor of his 150-year-old home on Gage Road, surrounded by 30 acres of gardens, fields and woodland trails.
On Airbnb to promote the $125-per-night property, he says, “Our Saxtons River waterfall is just 150 feet from your suite and offers a great place to sip your morning coffee on the riverside deck or relax.” swim in the deep water pool below the falls.
‘Take a walk on the 1/2 mile path along the river without ever leaving the property.
‘We have placed benches in many scenic and private spots on the edge of the river for your enjoyment. In snowy winters, we maintain these trails for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing.’
Ross’s property where Seyfried and her husband stayed in Westminster, Vermont
Bob Ross’s home was built in 1863. On Airbnb, he writes, “This is a haven for those who love a tranquil riverside setting with songbirds in the morning, fields of wildflowers, and swimming under our waterfall just 150 yards from you.” door’
Adam Silverman, a spokesman for the Vermont State Police Department, told the DailyMail.com that Seyfried was reported missing at 8 p.m. Sunday night, when night fell and she had not returned from her walk.
“It is my understanding that the victim of our incident here in Vermont is the director of publishing at Random House in New York,” he said.
He said divers found a body in the river Monday and believe her death was an accident.
The pool where rescuers focused their search is located upstream of the infamous Twin Falls, also on the Saxtons River, where more than a dozen people have drowned while swimming in recent decades, the paper reported.
The body is transported to the Vermont Chief Medical Examiner’s office for autopsy to confirm identity and determine cause of death and manner of death.
The investigation into the death continues.
The dog Seyfried left behind has not been found, according to members of the agency familiar with the investigation, who spoke to NBC 5.
Seyfried joined Penguin Random House 13 years ago, according to her LinkedIn.
She graduated from Xavier University in Cincinnati with an MA in English Literature.
Penguin Random House has not yet responded to DailyMail.com’s request for comment.