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Vet Accused of Murder Was Dating Pregnant Victim: Police

Lansdale veterinarian arrested on charges of murdering pregnant vet technician

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    Vet Arrested, Accused of Murdering Pregnant Lover: Police

    Dr. David Rapoport is arrested for the murder. Police say he killed his girlfriend Jennifer Snyder and dumped her body in the woods of Lehigh County. (Published Tuesday, March 22, 2011)

    A veterinarian from Lansdale was arrested Tuesday on charges of murdering a 27-year-old pregnant veterinarian tech with whom he was having an affair, according to police.

    David Adam Rapoport, of the 1200 block of Brownstown Court in Lansdale, was charged Tuesday with the murder of Jennifer Snyder, as well as the murder of Snyder's unborn baby.

    Rapoport, an animal doctor at Harleysville Veterinary Hospital, is accused of shooting the Lower Macungie pregnant woman three times and leaving her body in a wooded area.

    Rapoport, who is reportedly married, was dating Snyder, police say.

    Snyder -- who was two months pregnant -- was found dead in a nature preserve in North Whitehall Township Friday morning. Her car was found nearby with a bloody interior, police say.

    Surveillance video of the area led police to find a 9 mm glock pistol belonging to Rapoport in a nearby dumpster. Ballistics tests revealed that the bullets shot into Snyder came from Rapoport's gun, police say.

    The young woman, who had been a veterinary technician for the past four years at Maple Hills Veterinary Hospital, was last seen 11:30 p.m. Wednesday near her apartment.

    Pregnant Murder Victim Was Targeted: Cops

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    Police say they'll have more information on the murder of Jennifer Snyder late Monday.
    A memorial fund has been set up in her name to help homeless and neglected animals has been set up in Snyder's name:
    Jennifer Lindsey Snyder Memorial Fund
    Jim Thorpe National Bank
    12 Broadway
    Jim Thorpe, Pa., 18229
    (Published Monday, March 21, 2011)

    According to his biography on the Harleysville Vet website, Rapoport lives with his wife and two beagles.

    Rapoport's attorney Greg Pagano spoke on the family's behalf.

    "My client’s family is devastated," Pagano said. "The victim’s family is devastated. It’s a tragedy for everyone involved."

    The 30-year-old vet grew up in Lafayette Hill, Pa., and earned his veterinary medical doctor degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 2008 and worked in general practice before joining Harleysville Veterinary Hospital in the summer of 2010, the site states.