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Crestline woman kills herself and 9-year-old grandson, authorities say

October 19, 2010 | 12:08 pm

A grandmother from Crestline who had cared for her 9-year-old grandson since birth shot and killed the boy and then killed herself Monday evening, authorities said.

Detectives with the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department are trying to determine why Denise Snyder, 50, committed the murder-suicide.

The two bodies were found by her husband, James Snyder, when he returned to their home in the San Bernardino Mountains about 5:30 p.m., according to a statement provided by the Sheriff's Department.

-- Phil Willon