Michael Snow has been charged in the murder of Elizabeth Howell in Potsdam New York. According to court documents the body of Elizabeth Howell was found at the side of the road, the SUNY student had been shot multiple times. According to early reports Michael Snow who has no affiliation to the SUNY school would be arrested and charged with 2nd degree murder. Elizabeth Howell was a music student who excelled at the cello who was due to graduate this year. It is unknown at this time whether Michael Snow and Elizabeth Howell had any connection or whether the murder was completely random.
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Police have a man in custody over 24 hours after the fatal shooting of Elizabeth Howell near SUNY Potsdam Friday evening.
Howell, 21, of Patterson, NY, was found lying on the side of College Park Road with gunshot wounds around 6 PM Friday. She was rushed to Canton-Potsdam Hospital, but was pronounced dead shortly after.
Saturday night, New York State Police announced they have charged Michael J. Snow, 31, of Massena with one count of Murder in the 2nd Degree.
Snow was arraigned in the Town of Potsdam Court and remanded to St. Lawrence County Jail with no bail
Representatives with SUNY Potsdam say Snow has no affiliation with the college, either as a student, employee or graduate