John Snorsky's friends insist accused Aurora child kidnapper is innocent
Late last month, we wrote about a sweeping police search for the man accused of pulling an eight-year-old girl through the window of her Aurora bedroom; see our previous coverage below. Now, police believe they've got their man: John Snorsky, 26, a fledgling artist photographed in zombie makeup by Westword shortly before his arrest on an unrelated parole violation. Yet even as more information comes out about his past brushes with the law, a surprising number of his friends are proclaiming his innocence online. Photos, video and details below.
Big photos, videos below.
At about 12:15 a.m. on October 28, as we've reported, cops were dispatched to a home on the 1600 block of Hanover Street.
There, officers believe, a man removed a screen and opened an unlocked window of a bedroom occupied by an eight-year-old girl. He's then thought to have reached inside, grabbed the girl and pulled her into the alley behind the structure.
The house where the incident took place.
At that point, the girl screamed, alerting her father. He's said to have run out of the residence just as his daughter was sprinting back to the house -- and in the alley, he saw a man drive away in what was originally described as a silver or gray BMW, but is now believed to be a Mercedes pictured on Snorsky's Facebook page:
Aurora police subsequently held a news conference to announce a $10,000 reward in the case -- the largest ever offered by that department. Then, in succeeding days, that dollar amount was doubled to $20,000. Turns out, though, that Snorsky was already in custody for a parole hold based on what 7News describes as a false report on a pawn broker.
Snorsky's Facebook page is filled with beefcake images of himself, including this one....
...and this one....
...and this one:
In addition, there are plenty of shots featuring his artwork, including several by Sampson Leung Photography of an event at Casselman's called "Satan's Castle" late last year. Here's one screen capture....
...and another one:
There's even a link to a Westword slide show of a zombie-crawl party, with Snorsky seen in a eerie image by photographer Eric Gruneisen:
The zombie photo was shared on October 26 -- the last one placed by Snorsky prior to his arrest. Since then, however, quite a few posts have popped up, many from friends insisting that he couldn't have committed the crimes of which he's been accused.
Photo by Eric Gruneisen
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