Third suspect arrested in Bret Snow murder investigation

Cheryl SuttonSpokane Valley Major Crimes Detectives have made a third arrest in the homicide investigation of Bret Snow. 

37-year-old Cheryl L. Sutton was arrested on charges of Leading Organized Crime and Criminal Conspiracy to Commit 1st Degree Murder and 1st Degree Kidnapping in connection to Snow's disappearance. 

"To date, Bret Snow’s remains have not been located," Deputy Mark Gregory said in a released on Friday. "As this investigation continues, we again are asking for the public’s help with any information regarding this incident or that may help detectives locate the remains of Bret Snow."

Detectives believe Sutton organized, managed and directed several people to engage in criminal activity for profit. Detectives believe those activities led to a criminal conspiracy which resulted in the kidnapping and murder of an associate, Bret Snow. 

On Thursday, Cheryl Sutton, who was already in custody at the Spokane County Jail due to a U.S. Marshal Hold, was booked for Murder 1st Degree, Leading Organized Crime, Conspiracy to Commit Kidnapping 1st Degree and Kidnapping 1st Degree. 

Anyone with information regarding this investigation, or can assist in locating Snow’s remains, is urged to call Major Crimes Detective Lyle Johnston at (509) 477-3191.

Back in May, detectives arrested a second suspect, 52-year-old Alvaro Guajardo. Six months prior to that, detectives made their first arrest in the case, 26-year-old Colby D. Vodder.

(story:; photo: Spokane Valley Major Crimes Detectives)

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