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Still No Charges for Thomas "TJ" Snow

27 Dec Clifford and Joyce Snow

by Ken Davidson

On October 21, Sheriff John Buncich held a press conference naming Thomas “TJ” Snow as the lead suspect in the death of beloved teacher Cliff Snow and his wife Joyce. The couple were found in their rural home on October 18, 2013 after a call for a welfare check from their out of state daughter. Officers reportedly discovered a grizzly scene upon arrival at the home. Later reports indicated that the couple were beaten and strangled but an official cause of death has yet to be announced. Thomas Snow was apprehended in Minnesota after a short police chase on October 18. Snow waived extradition to Indiana on October 22, 2013 and was transported to the Newton County Jail on December 11, 2013. Since that time, officials have been mum on details regarding the case. The Gazette has learned, however, that charges have yet to be filed in the matter. Snow has an unrelated warrant from Lake County which will hold him if he is released from Newton County. Snow would be eligible for bond on both charges absent filing of the murder charges.

The Lake County Sheriff still seeks information from anyone who may have had communication with Thomas J. Snow during the period October 4 through October 18, 2013. Anyone with such information should call the Lake County Sheriff at 219.755.3371

We Love You Mr. Snow, Please Share Your Thoughts

20 Oct

by Ken Davidson



Lowell Indiana Clifford Snow

Clifford Snow and his wife are believed to be homicide victims in Lowell, Indiana

Mr. Snow was such a great man. I had a lot of great teachers but Mr. Snow was one of “us” yet a role model. I don’t know how he managed to do that but he connected with every single kid who ever had him as a teacher. A wonderful human being and a terrible tragedy.

Please share your thoughts and memories of Mr. Snow in the comments section.

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Did Son Tell Friends of Deaths on Thursday?

20 Oct


tom tj snow

Tom TJ Snow

Police stated the bodies of Clifford and Joyce Snow were found on Friday afternoon, however facebook posts began talking about the deaths on Thursday:

Sad news, Just found out that my old shop teacher from Morton passed away.
R.I.P. Cliff Snow.

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A Facebook post indicated that the Son of the Snow’s, Tom “TJ” Snow,  told a friend that the beloved teacher had died.  Some family members may have learned about the death online (facebook names have been omitted):

  • His niece posted a few minutes ago that she talked to his daughter, who had not heard a thing about him dying!!
  •  Well she is lying, cause his son, TJ, confirmed it
It is important to note that The Northwest Indiana Gazette has not confirmed that Tom “TJ” Snow is a person of interest .  Nonetheless, if you see him or know where he is, you should contact local police as a precaution.  The Gazette did confirm with police sources that they were not aware of the death until Friday afternoon.  The source expressed shock that there would be chatter online about the deaths prior to that time.