On September 23, 2019, 36-year-old Lisa Snyder of Albany Township, Pennsylvania called 911 and reported her two children were unresponsive. When EMTs arrived, they found a scene straight out of a horror movie or any mother’s nightmare; in the basement of the modest brick home, 8-year-old Conner and 4-year-old Brinley were hanging by their necks from either end of a wire dog lead wrapped around a support beam in the ceiling. Lisa’s story pushing the theory of a murder suicide perpetuated by 8-year-old Conner, who she said had been bullied in school, quickly fell apart, and a few months later, investigators had enough evidence to charge Lisa with not only the murder of her two children, but other baffling and frankly disgusting crimes, as well.
This is the unimaginable story of Conner and Brinley Snyder.
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If you (or someone you know) are having thoughts of suicide, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (in the US) at (800) 273-8255 or visit the website.
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Brinley and Conner’s story was originally featured on Suffer the Little Children Blog.
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