For Immediate Release
Posted: March 19, 2021


Detective Sergeant Michael McLaughlin
(603) 223-8494

Kidnapping and Stolen Vehicle, Swanzey

On March 19, 2021 at approximately 0905 hours New Hampshire State Police- Troop C Detectives received a request from Swanzey Police Department asking for assistance with a reported kidnapping that had occurred in their town in the early hours Friday morning.

According to the reports, a 18 year old male from Fort Worth, Texas had flown to the state with the intention of meeting a 17 year old female with whom he had been speaking using a popular messaging application. The male was identified as Cameron Snody and the female, a Swanzey resident, will remain unidentified due to her age.

Snody is alleged to have stolen the victim’s brother’s vehicle and driven the victim and her 15 year old friend to New York City before contact was made with the younger female, who informed family members that they were traveling northbound.

Through a joint effort with Connecticut State Police, the vehicle driven by Snody was located on Interstate 91 in Connecticut at approximately 1015 hours. Snody was taken into custody without incident, and the two juvenile females were transported to the local hospital where it was determined they were unharmed.

Snody is charged in New Hampshire with two counts of Kidnapping (RSA 633:1) as well as Theft By Unauthorized Taking (RSA 637:3). He is currently being held in custody in Connecticut awaiting extradition.