Husband of missing woman found dead of apparent suicide

The husband of Joanna Ringer, a Massachusetts woman who vanished over a month ago, was found dead in his garage on Friday.

According to NBC News, Charles “Chad” Reidy was found dead after police went to his Clarksville home to do a welfare check. Though the death is still under investigation, early indications point to suicide.

“Based on circumstances discovered at the scene, investigators believe Reidy took his own life,” Frederick Lantz of the Berkshire District Attorney’s Office said in a statement obtained by MassLive.

Reidy’s wife Joanna Ringer disappeared in early March, the same day she had been scheduled to start a new job she was reportedly excited about. Ringer, 39, and Reidy, 42, had been married the previous December, and by all accounts appeared to be a happy couple.

“They got together really fast,” Joanna’s daughter Savanah told NBC News earlier this month. “But they were obviously very much in love.”

Reidy first reported his wife missing when she didn’t return home the morning after what would have been her first graveyard shift at a taxi company. He reportedly told police he had last seen her the morning before, when she got a call from a friend and went to go visit them. When he returned home later that afternoon she wasn’t home, he said, and she did not show up for her 6 p.m. shift.

Ringer’s Volkswagon Jetta was found abandoned four days later in Easthampton, not far from the taxi company headquarters.

Police are continuing to search for Ringer as they investigate her husband’s death.

Anyone with information regarding her disappearance is urged to contact the Massachusetts State Police at (413) 743-4700.


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