Bret R. Snow

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Above Images: Snow, circa 2015

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: December 2, 2015 from Spokane County, Washington
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth: January 5, 1983
  • Age: 32 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'7 - 5'9, 155 - 170 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Brown hair, brown eyes. Snow was unshaven at the time of his disappearance.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Snow was last seen on December 2, 2015, when a friend gave him and his dog a ride to a home in the 7800 block of north Starr Road in the Newman Lake area. His friend expected to hear back from him, but he never called her, and she tried several times to call him but wasn't able to reach him. His cellular phone was last active at the north Starr Road adddress in the early morning hours of December 3; it stopped pinging at the local phone towers at 5:30 a.m. Two residents of the home said he left with some other people, leaving the dog behind; a family member later picked it up. Snow has never been heard from again. His loved ones reported him missing on December 15.

    Snow used drugs at the time of his disappearance and frequently associated with other drug users and drug dealers. After his disappearance, his family got tips that he was killed in a drug deal gone bad. In June 2016, investigators searched the residence where he was last seen and found human hair and blood in a workshop there. DNA confirmed the blood was Snow's. In December 2016, Colby D. Vodder was charged with second-degree murder in Snow's disappearance. A photo of Vodder is posted below this case summary. He has a criminal history dating back to his mid-teens for burglary, theft, and weapons- and drug-related offenses.

    Vodder is awaiting trial and authorities hope to recover Snow's body. Foul play is suspected in his case due to the circumstances involved.

    Vodder
    Above: Colby Vodder

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Spokane County Sheriff's Office
    509-477-3191

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    Source Information
    NamUs
    The Idaho Spokesman-Review
    The Coeur d'Alene/Post Falls Press
    KXLY

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    Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated January 15, 2017; casefile added.

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