Injured war vet takes life of future mother-in-law, himself
A 44-year-old woman and her 27-year-old future son-in-law are dead following what police are calling a murder-suicide at a home in Moore Township.
Moore Township Deputy Police Chief James Cavallo told The Press July 31 officers entered 3001 Delps Road to find Michelle Snyder, formerly of New Tripoli, and Robert Kislow III in the same area of the home.
Around 11:40 p.m. July 29, Cavallo said, police received a 911 call from a man reporting a verbal disturbance in the home.
"While two officers were en route, we received another call from a female," Cavallo said. "We believe it was Kislow's fiancee (Amanda Snyder), calling to say shots had been fired in the home, but the phone went dead."
Cavallo said they have not checked all phone logs to determine if the call was in fact from her.
Amanda Snyder posted the following comments on Facebook just after noon Tuesday.
"I cannot believe this really happened to me! My two best friends taken from me so fast and just right in front of me! I will never forget that horrible nightmare! It's just not fair."
Cavallo said when officers arrived at the home, they found Kislow's fiancee running up the driveway with one of her children in her arms.
Amanda Snyder and the late Kislow are the parents of two young children, Brayden and Kyla.
Cavallo said police had never been called to the home before this shooting.
According to an article in Wednesday's TIMES NEWS, Lehighton, by Terry Ahner, Kislow shot and killed Snyder and then turned the gun on himself in the home he shared with her and his family.
Snyder's death was ruled a homicide by Northampton County Coroner Zachary Lysek. Kislow's death was ruled a suicide.
The deaths occurred at the home built for Kislow and his family in 2011 by Homes For Our Troops, a nonprofit 501(c) 3 organization based in Taunton, Mass.
According to articles published in 2011 in the TIMES NEWS, Bethlehem Press and Northampton Press, Kislow sustained a traumatic brain injury when a bullet punctured his Kevlar helmet while he was serving in the Army. He also lost his right leg in the attack, which took place during his first deployment to Afghanistan in June 2005.
Kislow, a 2004 graduate of Northampton Area High School, commented in a 2011 news article in the TIMES NEWS by Ahner about the home built for him and his family.
"I never thought I'd be able to get my normal life back," Kislow said. "I'd like to thank my family. If it wasn't for them, I wouldn't be as strong as I am.
"I don't feel like I'm broken. I have a new life now."
Amanda Snyder also posted the following comments about the death of her mother and fiance on Facebook: "I have no idea what to think or feel. All I know is we created two amazing children together that I will have for the rest of my life and my mom was the best grandma there was!
"I love you with all my heart Robert Joseph Kislow III you are and will always be my best friend and the love of my life.
"Mom, grandma I love you with everything I have! You're the best mom. I couldn't ask for a better mom in my life!
"Please rest in peace now, the both of you and please watch over me and my two babies!"