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In memory of Jessica Snyder

Created by Family Of Jessica Snyder

Jessica Snyder

My best friend Jessie had a smile that could light up the darkest day. She loved with everything she had. She cared about her family & friends and would do anything possible to help them. She was an amazing person. She was murdered in 2003. 5 'friends' of ours broke into her house & robbed her. All because there was a safe in her house with a pound of weed and $400 in it. The guys were strung out on multiple drugs, and needed a fix... They had been high on ecstasy, xanex, coke/crack, weed, alcohol, and other drugs, for almost a week... When they ran out of money and drugs, they decided to rob my best friend's house. In the process, she was beat to death. All because these 5 young men needed to get high. They were so focused on their drugs that they didn't consider how many people would be hurt by Jess's death. I am writing this to share what drugs can do to people. I will never stop sharing her story, hoping that I can reach one person. If the situation was reversed, Jessie would do it for me. I have spent 5 years missing my best friend, and keeping her memory alive. I had a little boy in May 2007, and I named him after Jessica... I know his 'Aunt Jessie' will be watching over him from heaven and will be with us forever....


This Memorial was created to commemorate a loved one's life and to let other families know they can turn to the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids for help when struggling with their son or daughter's substance use. Please consider sharing this page to increase awareness of substance use disorders and to provide hope and healing for others.

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1. ALLISON COOKE
I AM TRULY HURT BY THIS STORY I AM 13 YEARS OLD AND AT THIS MOMENT I AM IN SCHOOL I HAVE NEVER FELT SO SAD BY READING A STRORY BUT JESSICA HAS REALLY TOUCHED ME. MAY GOD BE WITH HER AND HER FAMILY
2. Maureen Hall
Dayna, I am so sorry for the loss of your friend. Jessica's story confirms that there are countless victims of drug abuse- not only the users and their families but the innocent bystanders as well. The ripple effect of an act such as this is beyond measure. Please stay strong- keep telling her story to all who will listen. This is the story about the other side of drugs- a victim's story. Good luck in your crusade to bring awareness to this issue. Warmly, Maureen Hall- Sean Busa's mom
3. Dayna Thomas Formerly Grimes
Jessica- My beautiful best friend. I miss you more & more each day that passes, and not one day goes by when I don't think of you. You will always be in my heart and my thoughts. I promise you that I will take care of your 'nephew', your namesake, and he will always know that his "Aunt Jessie" is watching over him from heaven. I love you babygirl, always.
4. Angela Gwynn Mother Of Dallas Nguyen
Dayna, thank you for sharing Jessica's story. It is beautiful that you will always tell her story. A senseless tragedy that leaves so many broken and grieving lives. You were a good friend... you ARE a good friend. And she knows. Love from Seattle