15 September 2020

  Major Darrin S. Pitkin
  Troop D Commander



Cold Case Tuesday: State Police continue to investigate the 1989 homicide of Rose Marie Cartner Snyder, whose body was found in a wooded area off of Crumb Hill Road, in the Town of DeRuyter, Madison County. 

On March 19, 1989, two local youths were in a wooded area near Crumb Hill Road tapping maple trees, when they discovered a deceased female.  The boys returned home and immediately notified the State Police, who responded and initiated a homicide investigation, which remains active today.  The victim was positively identified as 29-year-old, Rose Marie Cartner Snyder, of Syracuse, NY.  An autopsy was conducted which determined the cause of death as strangulation.  Numerous pieces of evidence were located at the scene and in the vicinity of Crumb Hill Road.  To date, hundreds of leads have been followed up on and the case remains unsolved.

Attached are photographs of the victim and the crime scene.

Anyone with information on the homicide of Rose Marie Cartner Snyder is asked to call Troop D Headquarters at (315) 366-6000.

All calls can be kept anonymous. 

Rose Marie Cartner Snyder

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