“Bret Snow Homicide Investigation
Spokane Valley Major Crimes Detectives investigating the 2015 missing person case of Bret R. Snow, developed probable cause to obtain a search warrant for Post Falls, Idaho, residence of 26-year-old Colby D. Vodder. Detectives working with the North Idaho Violent Crimes Task Force (NIVCTF) served the search warrant today, and arrested Vodder charging him with Murder 2nd Degree.
Spokane valley Major Crimes Detectives have been investigating the missing person report of Bret Snow who was last seen in Spokane Valley on December 3, 2015. Through this yearlong investigation, detectives developed probable cause for a search warrant of Vodderâ€™s residence located in 2100 block of North Riverstone Drive in Post Falls.
Today, investigators assisted by members of the NIVCTF and Kootenai County Sheriffâ€™s Office SWAT Team served the search warrant and arrested Vodder. Vodder is being held in the Kootenai County Jail on a Fugitive from Justice charge where he will remain pending extradition back to Spokane County for the Murder 2nd Degree warrant.
This case is still active as investigators continue to work to uncover the facts about Bret Snowâ€™s disappearance, who was involved as well as the location of his remains.
Anyone with information regarding this investigation or Bret Snowâ€™s whereabouts around the time of his disappearance is urged to call Major Crimes Detective Lyle Johnston at 509-477-3191.
Deputy Mark Gregory
Spokane County Sheriff’s Office
Spokane Valley Police Department
Public Information Officer”