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Edwin Snelgrove was born on August 9, 1960.
Snelgrove’s murder series began in 1983, at the age of 23, until 2001. All of Snelgrove’s victims were females between the ages of 22 and 23. The women were both stabbed and strangled to death. The remains were disposed of differently in each case. Snelgrove’s first victim was found at the scene of the crime, while the second victim was found hogtied inside of 11 garbage bags. It is not known if the victims were sexually assaulted prior to the attack. There was a 18 year time span of inactivity between the murders, but it is believed that this is due to Snelgrove serving time in prison.
In August of 1987, Snelgrove was arrested after stabbing and strangling 44 year old Mary Ellen Renard. Mary survived the attack and managed to get to a downstairs apartment before calling the police. He was then also charged for the murder of his ex-girlfriend Karen Osmun, who was murdered in 1983. He plead guilty and found guilty of aggravated manslaughter, aggravated criminal sexual conduct, criminal attempted suicide and was sentenced to 20 years in prison. He was released in 1999 for good behavior.
After his release Snelgrove went on to murder Carmen Rodriguez in 2001. Carmen’s remains were not found until January 6, 2002. Snelgrove was arrested for the murder in October of 2003. On April 15, 2005, Snelgrove was found guilty of the murder and sentenced to life in prison.
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Edwin Snelgrove was found guilty of committing two murders in the United States. We currently have information on both of his victims. Karen Osmun Karen, age 23, was murdered on December 24, 1983 in New Jersey. She had been stabbed and strangled to death. Carmen Rodriguez Carmen, age 22, went…Continue reading...