Siblings Found Hanging in Basement of Family Home: Investigation Ongoing

The Albany Township home in which two young siblings were found hanged last month. [Photo credit: Michelle Merlin / The Morning Call]


On September 23rd, paramedics were called to an Albany Township home for two young siblings that had been found hanging in the basement from plastic coated wire attached to a ceiling beam, with two overturned chars allegedly located nearby.


Paramedics were able to revive the children and they were rushed to nearby Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest.  Three days later, Connor Snyder, 8, and his sister, Brinley L. Snyder, 4, were pronounced dead.


According to CBS Phily, the autopsy results were inconclusive and the medical examiner has stated that additional test will be required to establish cause and manner of death.


Numerous search warrants have been served to the home since the children were found, resulting in confiscated ipads, an X-Box and several cell phones, all belonging to the mother, Lisa Snyder.


Berks County District Attorney John Adams said, “Normally, people only have one cellphone and now we have three.”


An additional search warrant listed a desire to weigh and examine a family dog, stating that it would help with the criminal investigation, which has evidently since been "given away" according to a report.


The Snyder family was known to the Berks County Children and Youth Services, but the extent to which the department was involved with the family is not yet known.  It has been revealed though, that the father was not involved in the lives of the children and as of yesterday, the Morning Call reported that police had not yet identified the father.


A third child, a 17 year old son, was not home at the time of the incident.


The investigation is ongoing and at this time, no arrests have been made.



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