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Luis Sandoval Troncoso
Occupation Worker
Born ca. 1923

July 1963
Valdivia, Chile

Cause of death Suicide
Spouse(s) Ema Coronado
Attack information
Date July 1963
Location(s) Valdivia, Chile
Killed 7
Weapon(s) Axe

Luis Sandoval Troncoso was a Chilean worker who killed his wife and six children in Valdivia, Chile in July 1963.

In a letter he had written to the local authorities he explained that out of misery he drugged his wife and children with a soporific drink, and then killed them one by one with an axe. The 40-year-old afterwards committed suicide by hanging himself.[1]


  • Ema Coronado, 39, Sandoval's wife
  • Six children aged 4 to 14


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