Lisa Rachelle Snyder, 36, was arrested Monday 2 Dec. and accused of first-degree murder, third-degree murder, endangering the welfare of children and sexual intercourse with a dog in Berks County, Pennsylvania. Snyder’s children, eight-year-old Conner, and four-year-old Brinley were found hanged and unresponsive in the basement of their home on September 23.
The children were revived by paramedics as they were rushed to the hospital. They were placed on life support but died three days later. Police took uncountable objects from the home after the children’s deaths, including cellphones, computers, and Conner’s X-box gaming system. They also said they were looking for a dog that had reportedly been given away before the incident.
Examiner said Lisa told them she owned the dog, which was a black pitbull mixed dog weighing 60 pounds, but she said she had given the dog away. The dog’s weight and its wire tied up were of specific interest to authorities as they investigated the hanging, Pennlive reported. In a 911 call after allegedly finding the children, Lisa told a dispatcher that Conner was bullied and ‘made threats of doing this, but didn’t want to go alone,’ according to a recording of the call. The singer who raped niece, 13, launches comeback ‘Freedom’ tour with help of parole bosses Lisa later created a private Facebook Page called ‘Remembering Conner & Brinley’ where she reportedly wrote: ‘Everyday it gets harder. I miss you both so much. I just wanna hold you n kiss you. All I do is cry.
I love you both with all my heart. I just want you back.’ In the months after the children died, police obstruct their investigation of the incident. In late November, authorities said they were considering performing a ‘psychological autopsy,’ which is a rare procedure in which a criminal profiler and psychologist analyze the deceased’s lives for clues about their deaths, according to The Morning Call.
Less than two weeks later, police announced Lisa’s arrest. They have not developed on the charges and said they plan to hold a press conference on Monday afternoon. According to Jim Vasil CNN reporter, the charges of intercourse with a dog originate from pictures and other evidence found in Lisa’s email during the course of the investigation. Lisa is currently being held in the Berks County Jail without bail.