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Houston Slay Suspect Believed Found Dead

August 6, 2006 GMT

HOUSTON (AP) _ Police believe a suspect in a 2003 quadruple murder was found dead in South Carolina.

Christopher Lee Snider, 21, was one of two suspects charged with capital murder in the shooting and beating deaths of four young friends in a south Houston home, police said. Houston police said the motive was ``the hunt for drugs and money.″

Snider fled to Greenville, S.C., after learning that authorities were looking for him, Houston police determined.

Acting on a tip that Snider might have committed suicide, Greenville authorities used police dogs to find a decomposed body that matched Snider’s physical description in a densely wooded area.

The cause of death will be determined through an autopsy, police said.

The other suspect, Christine Marie Paolilla, 20, was arrested July 19 in San Antonio and identified Snider as her accomplice.