Former girlfriend of missing Berkshire County woman’s husband charged

Joanne Ringer

PITTSEIFLED, Mass. (NEWS10) – Police have conducted countless searches around Joanne Ringer’s home but they also want the public’s help if you have any information.

On Friday, Ringer’s husband’s ex-girlfriend was arrested and Ringer’s daughter says she wants her to step up and tell the truth.

“I still want her to come home alive. I still want to be able to hug her,” Savanah Ringer, daughter of Joanne Ringer, said.

Sadly, 19-year-old Savanah Ringer has come to a devastating conclusion. She understands that police don’t think she will ever see her mother again.

On March 2, 39-year-old Joanne Ringer never showed up to work at her new job in Easthampton Massachusetts. Days later on March 6th, her green Volkswagen Jetta shown here was found abandoned in Easthampton.

“I’d rather have closure than nothing at all. I’d rather know what happened than not know at all.”

Berkshire District Attorney David Capeless says Joanne’s husband Chad Reidy was found at their Clarksburg home on April 7th, dead of an apparent suicide.

“From the beginning, we suspected foul play and have approached this as a homicide investigation and we have considered Joanne Ringer’s husband Chad Reidy as the sole suspect,” Capeless said.

On Friday, 42-year-old Laura Reilly, Reid’s ex-girlfriend, was arrested and charged with misleading police. Police say she told lies about giving Reidy a ride from Easthampton to his Clarksburg home on March 3rd.

“I hope she will say it and not hide it because she has to think she has children too that how would she feel if this was her child wondering where she was,” Savanah said.

Savanah says she found out while viewing her mother’s Facebook account that she was allegedly being physically and mentally abused by Reidy.

“My mom has always been a strong person. She always wanted me to keep my head up…I know that she’d want me to be strong and do what I have to do to make sure that justice gets brought to her.”

The Berkshire District Attorney’s Office also asked hunters to be vigilant noting that turkey season starts on Monday and asked them to be observant while in the woods near the Clarksburg area and beyond.

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