Mike Snyder, missing person: Mike Snyder was found dead. Look at the case to determine if it is a murder or a suicide.
Mike Snyder, a 43-year-old Albuquerque man who was a master technician. Mike Snyder graduated from high school in 1976, and he attended an automotive institute shortly after.
Snyder was generous, kind, and well-liked by all of his friends. Mike loved to ski and use his jet boat. He lived with his son and wife until January 11, 2002, when he disappeared.
Mike Snyder was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis at the time of his disappearance.
Mike Snyder Missing Person Found Dead
Mike Snyder’s missing case remained cold for eight years, until February 2010.
The case captivated everyone, and eight years later, information led investigators to the Snyder house, which was owned by another person.
The remains of Mike were found buried under a tarp, in the backyard. A postmortem confirmed that Mike had been shot.
Ellen stated that Mike’s family was informed of his disappearance. She tried to reach him several times, but did not hear back from Mike for the next few month.
The true crime series on Investigation Discovery, “American Monster: Any for You”, also digs into the case, and tells the story of Mike’s murder, and how a tip led to his discovery and the arrest of Ellen Snyder.
Ellen made it seem as if Mike was still alive and had fled. Ellen attempted to hide the crime.
Mike Snyder Murder Or Suicide Case?
Mike Snyder is the victim of a murder. However, his wife Ellen led everyone to believe he was alive, until a tip brought authorities back to their home where Mike was buried.
A report on autopsy confirmed that the body had been shot. Ellen, Mike’s spouse, was arrested on February 5, 2010 for his death. A son of the couple later revealed what he had known about the incident.
Ellen recalled in her statement the events that evening, saying “I started shooting… I shot at the wall. I shot the television. “I shot the floor.”
Ellen’s 17-year old son called the police but Ellen convinced her to not call. She then left Mike’s dead body, covered in a comforter, on the floor of the hallway. Ellen used a backhoe in her backyard to dig a hole and then forced Michael to assist her.
Ellen also pleaded guilty for tax fraud, tampering evidence and voluntary manslaughter, with an enhancement of a firearm, in connection with Michael’s death.
Where Is Ellen Snyder Now?
Ellen Synder received the maximum possible sentence in the case of Mike Synder. She was sentenced to eleven years behind bars.
Ellen was eligible to receive parole in 2018. Ellen was reportedly released and returned to North Albuquerque Acres where she lived a quiet life.
Ellen’s current status is unknown, as she has kept a high level of privacy and no media outlet has reported on her lifestyle.