NYSP seek info in Potsdam homicide

NYSP news release

POTSDAM, NY — The New York State Police, Potsdam Police Department, University Police Department at SUNY Potsdam, St. Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office and the United States Department of Homeland Security continue to investigate a homicide that occurred on February 18, 2022 in the village of Potsdam. The victim, Elizabeth Howell, 21, of Patterson, NY was found deceased on College Park Road.

The suspect, Michael Snow, 31, of Massena, NY, is charged with one count of murder 2nd degree in connection with the homicide. 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.

The investigation has determined that the vehicle passed through Potsdam, Hopkinton, Malone, Westville, Hogansburg and Massena between 5:00 p.m and 8:30 p.m. on February 18.

Anyone who may have seen Snow and the vehicle during these times is asked to contact the New York State Police Troop B Communications at (518) 873-2750.