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Charles Pitelka
Charles Pitelka
Background information
Birth name Charles E. Pitelka
Occupation Building contractor
Born 1926
Died

May 13, 1961(1961-05-13) (aged 34)
Lockport, Illinois, United States

Cause of death Suicide
Attack information
Date May 13, 1961
Location(s) Lockport, Illinois, United States
Target(s) Family
Killed 6
Weapon(s) Blunt weapon

Charles E. Pitelka was an American building contractor who killed his wife and five children in Lockport, Illinois, United States on May 13, 1961, before committing suicide.

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VictimsEdit

  • Vivian Pitelka, 31, his wife
  • Charlene Pitelka, 10, his daughter
  • Edward Pitelka, 8, his son
  • John Pitelka, 6, his son
  • Thomas Pitelka, 5, his son
  • Francine Pitelka, 10 months, his daughter

ReferencesEdit

  1. Six in family die - Man Kills Wife, 4 of Their 5 Children and Himself, The New York Times (May 14, 1961)
  2. Find 6 dead - Husband leaves suicide note, Chicago Daily Tribune (May 14, 1961)
  3. Link father's "troubles" to deaths of 7, Chicago Daily Tribune (May 15, 1961)
  4. Hold services for parents, 5 slain children, Chicago Daily Tribune (May 18, 1961)
  5. Parents, four children found dead, Reading Eagle (May 14, 1961)
  6. Wife, 3 children slain; father suicide in auto, The Miami News (May 14, 1961)
  7. Mass murder, suicide probe unde rway, Lakeland Ledger (May 15, 1961)
  8. Father slays five, himself, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (May 14, 1961)
  9. Charles Pitelka, [[Wikipedia:|]] ()
  10. Lockport man kills family and himself, Southern Illinoisan (May 14, 1961)
  11. Joliet Man Kills Family Then Self, Freeport Journal Standard (May 15, 1961)
  12. Find bodies of parents, 4 children, Youngstown Vindicator (My 14, 1961)
  13. NY Press Grayscale/Binghamton NY Press Grayscale 1961/Binghamton NY Press Grayscale 1961 - 6948.pdf 6 in family found dead in home, child survives, The Sunday Press (May 14, 1961)
  14. Disk2/Utica NY Daily Observer/Utica NY Observer 1961.pdf/Utica NY Observer 1961 - 3976.pdf 6 in family found dead; murder-suicide suspected, Observer-Dispatch (May 14, 1961)
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