A Pennsylvania mother has been arrested after the remains believed to be of her two young daughters, who haven’t been seen in six years, were discovered near a mobile home where the accused woman lived.

The decomposed remains believed to be of Jasman and Nicole Snyder, who now would be 8 and 11, respectively, were discovered over the weekend near a mobile home in rural Hepburn Township, where their mother Mary Sue Snyder has been living with her 7-year-old son Jesse and her girlfriend, Echo Butler.

The sisters were reportedly last seen in 2015, Old Lycoming Twp. Police Chief Christopher Kriner said Sunday, Nov. 7, the Penn Live reports.

According to the police, the county’s Children and Youth Services began an investigation on Sept. 6, after a medical provider alerted them that Jesse was not in school, barely knew numbers and alphabets, was not toilet trained.

During that investigation, questions were raised about the whereabouts of Jasman and Nicole.

On Sept. 15, Mary was questioned during which she claimed the girls were living with a friend, who had been home-schooling them.

However, neither she nor Butler could provide the name of the friend or their location, an arrest affidavit states.

Butler’s mother, Michelle, told the investigators that she hadn’t seen the girls in six years.

The girls’ father, Joshua Snyder, reported that he had not seen his children since 2015 because of custody and protection from abuse orders.

The father is not a suspect, Kriner said.

Mary was arrested from her place of work in Clinton County on Friday on charges of endangering the welfare of children and obstruction in child abuse cases.

Butler was also arrested on Friday. Both women are being held without bail, officials said.

Jesse was removed from the home on the same day and placed in the custody of the child services.

The remains found Saturday and Sunday will be sent to a forensic pathologist, he said.

No cause of death has been released in the case, but authorities are investigating it as a homicide.

Forensic police at the scene in a rubber plantation where the burned remains, believed to be of a missing 19-year-old woman, were found on Tuesday morning, in Wang Thong district, Phitsanulok.
Representational image. Photo: Chinnawat Singha

© 2024 Latin Times. All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.