Authorities say a Vermont couple missing for more than a year were abducted from their home and murdered and a suspect is in custody in another state.

Vermont's federal prosecutor says officials are planning to update the public about the search for a missing Essex couple.

Bill and Lorraine Currier were last seen when they left their Burlington jobs on June 8, 2011.

Investigators later determined that their home had been entered forcibly, and there was evidence of a possible struggle. Their car was stolen and recovered two days later at an apartment complex about three-quarters of a mile away.

Police now believe 50-year-old Bill Currier and his 55-year-old wife Lorraine were victims of foul play.