Berkshire District Attorney David Capeless on Friday for the first time identified 42-year-old Charles Reidy as a suspect in the presumed death of 39-year-old Joanne Ringer. Her auto was found days later on Exeter Street in Easthampton - just a two-minute drive from where Ringer's husband Chad Reidy's ex-girlfriend, Laura Reilly, lives.
"From the beginning, we suspected foul play and have approached this as a homicide investigation", he said.
In an interview with police last week, Reilly admitted she had lied to investigators at Reidy's request about giving him a ride on March 2. Her bail was set at $1,500.
Reidy was found dead in his garage on April 7th of an apparent suicide.
According to a report obtained by Western Mass News, "Investigators believe Ringer's Volkswagen Jetta was disposed of in Easthampton by Reidy in an effort to misdirect investigative efforts".
The couple married in December.
Capeless says authorities have searched the rural areas around Clarksburg for Ringer with no success.
Authorities are asking anyone who may have information about the case to contact them. "Turkey hunting season will begin on Monday, and I ask hunters, a group that is typically quite alert, to be especially observant as they walk through the woods".