This is a developing story and will be updated as more information is available.
The New York State Police are still investigating.  No possible motive has yet been released.
Police say that this was an isolated incident and at no time was there a threat to the general public.

According to a written release from the New York State Police, “the suspect, Michael Snow, 31, of Massena, NY, is charged with one count of murder 2nd degree in connection with the homicide. He is being held at the Saint Lawrence County Jail without bail.  On the date of the homicide, Snow was observed operating the below-pictured vehicle, a gray Honda Civic bearing NY registration KVE2731.  The vehicle has damage to the driver’s side door.”

Photo credit: NYS Police.
Photo credit: NYS Police.

The victim is identified as 21-year-old Elizabeth Howell of Patterson, New York.  Howell was found deceased on College Park Road in Potsdam on February 18, 2022.

New York State Police were asked to take over the initial case from the Potsdam Police Department.  Emergency responders were called to the scene for a report of an unconscious female on College Park Road in the village. The 21-year-old victim was found lying on the side of the road with gunshot wounds. She was brought to Canton Potsdam Hospital where she was pronounced deceased.

Police had asked for help from the public locating the Snow, who was seen driving "...through Potsdam, Hopkinton, Malone, Westville, Hogansburg and Massena between 5:00 PM and 8:30 PM on February 18.  Witnesses were asked to contact the New York State Police Troop B Communications at (518) 873-2750.”

The New York State Police, Potsdam Police Department, University Police Department at SUNY Potsdam, Saint Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office, and the United States Department of Homeland Security continue to investigate.

[AUTHOR’S NOTE:  This post is for informational purposes and is based largely on information received from the New York State Police.  The reader is reminded that all suspects and arrested persons are innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.  At the time of this posting no additional information is available.]

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The City of Utica Police Department in Utica, New York has released its Top Ten Most Wanted List for the month of February 2022.

Several of those listed have previously been featured in separate posts about individual crimes, on a previous wanted list, or as the Mohawk Valley Crime Stoppers Wanted Person of the Week.

The reader is reminded that all persons, either suspected of or arrested in connection to, a crime, are innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of any of the individuals listed is asked to call police or the local Crime Stoppers.

The Utica Police Department's Criminal Investigations Division can be reached at: (315) 223.3510.

Calls, e-mail, and messages may also be left anonymously with Mohawk Valley Crime Stoppers by calling: 1-866-730-8477 (TIPS), by visiting, or by using the P3 Tips mobile app. All information received by Mohawk Valley Crime Stoppers is 100% confidential.

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