Name: Snair, Ralph Wilson
Burial Date: 1957, 04/25
Age at Death: 67
Plot Location: 684 A
Notes: Son of William Allen & Sarah Cathryn’Sadie'(Fravel) Snair
KS Pvt. Med Det. 56 Inf. War: WW1
At first glance, when authorities found a Hutchinson native in a car with a deadly wound to the head and a gun in his lap on Good Friday in April 1957, they thought suicide.
But all the facts did not add up. The unregistered revolver was wiped clean, and the victim, Ralph Wilson Snair, had his hat on backwards, with his pants pockets empty and turned outward.
Snair, a World War I veteran, was born in Hutchinson, grew up in Sterling and retired in Wichita, but was found dead in Walton, less than 10 miles from Newton.
Why a book about Ralph Snair?
Snair’s great niece, Susan McIver, Ph.D., decided she wanted to investigate this unsolved mystery. McIver is an award-winning scientist, former coroner and author who resides in Canada. Because of her background, she decided to write about the case in her recently-released book, “Long Time Dead: My Investigation into the Unsolved Murder of Ralph Wilson Snair.”
|Birth:||Feb. 28, 1890
|Death:||Apr. 19, 1957
age 67, son of William Allen & Sarah Cathryn(Fravel)KS Pvt. Med Det. 56 Inf.
Veteran of: World War I
Plot: 684 A
|Created by: Lawcas
Record added: Apr 22, 2013