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Roland Soper
Birth name Roland L. Soper
Occupation Factory worker (unemployed)
Born ca. 1930
Died

March 4/5, 1959 (aged 28)
Lancaster, Ohio, United States

Cause of death Suicide
Spouse(s) Viola Walls
Attack information
Date March 4/5, 1959
Location(s) Lancaster, Ohio, United States
Target(s) Family
Killed 6
Weapon(s) Claw hammer
Wire
Car fumes

Roland L. Soper was an American unemployed factory worker who killed his wife and five stepchildren in Lancaster, Ohio, United States some time between March 4 and March 5, 1959, before committing suicide.

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VictimsEdit

  • Viola Soper, 29, his wife
  • Laura Walls, 11, his stepdaughter
  • Bobby Walls, 10, his stepson
  • Sharon Walls, 9, his stepdaughter
  • Vickie Walls, 8, his stepdaughter
  • Roxanne Walls, 6, his stepdaughter

ReferencesEdit

  1. Family Of Seven Killed In "Mass Murder, Suicide", The Lima News (March 8, 1959)
  2. Woman discovers six murders and a suicide, Rome News-Tribune (March 8, 1959)
  3. Bodies of seven found on farm, The Bend Bulletin (March 7, 1959)
  4. Man kills six, takes own life, Spokane Daily Chronicle (March 7, 1959)
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