Editor’s note: Heidi Hutchinson has a theory that the deaths of her sister Gina Hutchinson and Kristin Snyder were the result of a carefully orchestrated plot to encourage the women to commit suicide. Gina died in October 2002 and Kristin disappeared in February 2003 – about four months apart. Both had a relationship with Keith Raniere. According to Heidi, Gina started having sex with Raniere when she was 15 – and according to several sources, Kristin claimed she was pregnant with Keith’s child when she disappeared.
There is no proof Raniere was involved in the suicides of either woman or proof that Snyder was pregnant, but journals and eyewitness accounts suggest that both women were heavily influenced by Raniere and both evidently came to a bad end.
By Heidi Hutchinson
This is in response to Leo Helmar’s The Curious Case of Kristin Snyder: An Outsider Delves Into the Rabbit Hole of a Woman’s Disappearance
Thank you, Leo. We share the same hopes and dreams for our lost loved ones. May I invite you to look over the evidence in the case of my sister, Gina Hutchinson, further?
There are some very striking similarities in Gina and Kristin Snyder’s journals that point to the possibility Kris attended a Buddhist event and was exploring the same teachings that Gina was with Keith Raniere and Kristin Keefe, who was also very curious about Buddhism and Hinduism from the days Keith had his minions visiting local ashram’s and monasteries.
I believe and there’s evidence that Kristin Keeffe and Gina attended a Buddhist seminar in NYC in August 2002, just weeks before Gina passed. Gina’s NXIVM “Exploration of Meaning” chart that adorned the cover of her “dream” journal was done in August 2002 as well. I believe some of her writings were done in a quasi-hypnotic, twilight state as it appears some of Kris’ (Snyder’s) journal entries and NX coursework may have been, per Kristin’s mother, Johnnie, and sister, Kim Snyder’s evidence.
It’s no secret, again, that NXIVM performed “abuse regression” hypnotherapy on Gina and others who were deliberately put into a dissociative state where they became more suggestible.
Kris’ suicide note says that she was “brainwashed” — regardless of who wrote it, I’m sure there were brainwashing attempts as the note indicates.
Kristin Keeffe also admitted in an interview with Frank Parlato on camera (in a to-be-aired TV program) that she observed Keith discussing and perusing suicide methods with Gina. Indeed, suicide images were found on the computer Gina used while working at CBI that Keith bequeathed to her.
Elaine Smiloff claimed that Kris was saying “I don’t know if I can go through with it,” while (purportedly) driving her home from the NXIVM class she was booted out of. They had to hide the guns from her.
There’s a lot more that weighs on the side of assisted, hypnotically induced suicide. The Buddhist/Hindu philosophy centers on reincarnated leaders, Avatar babies, etc. NXIVM incorporated these teachings as justification for suicide and statuary rape in it’s “Good or Bad” course.
This does not negate Frank’s theory or anyone’s theories otherwise, it’s simply a theory I believe worth pursuing based on the evidence I’ve seen.
Even in Sally Brink’s case, it’s obvious NXIANS believe death is a nobler choice than seeking to prevent it.