Doug Snider
North American Missing Persons Network
Doug Snider

Above Images: Snider, circa 1999

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: May 5, 1999 from Fairview, Alberta
  • Classification: Missing
  • Date Of Birth: circa 1940
  • Age: 59
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Male

  • Details of Disappearance
    Snider disappeared May 5, 1999 after telling his wife that he was going to a meeting at Dr. Abraham Cooper's office. The purpose was to discuss a lawsuit that Dr. Cooper was bringing against him and two other doctors. That was the last anyone saw of Dr. Snider.

    A massive search failed to turn up the body but large amounts of blood were found at the meeting place, and on Cooper's running shoes. Dr. Cooper was arrested May 27, 1999 after police searched his car at an Edmonton airport and found blood in the trunk.

    Although claiming he was innocent Dr. Cooper was convicted of manslaughter in October 2000 and given a 10-year sentence.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Royal Canadian Mounted Police
    (780) 835-4031

    Source Information
    National Review
    CMAJ 1/21/03
    A Doctor's Calling
    CBC CA