Ethan, Seth, Mira, Eleanor Sueppel


Steven Sueppel, indicted for embezzling from the bank that he worked for, killed himself, his wife Sheryl, and their four adopted Korean children, Ethan (10), Seth (7), Mira (5), and Eleanor (3),in Iowa City, Iowa. Seth was on the autism spectrum and Eleanor had Polycystic Kidney Disease. Mrs Sueppel and the children were beaten to death with a baseball bat then Steven died in a deliberate car wreck.

Date: 2008-03-23
Placement type: Adoption
Type of abuse: Lethal physical abuse
Abuser: Adoptive father


Iowa City, Iowa
United States
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Hills Bank seeking $556K from Steven Sueppel estate 2008-08-29
Hills Bank seeks money from Sueppel estate2008-08-28
'Mother of all Korean orphans' admits not every adoption perfect 2008-05-08
Faithful question church funeral for killer 2008-05-05
Justice Department dismisses Sueppel case 2008-04-10
Sueppel's turmoil grew before slayings 2008-04-10
A Korean view of the Sueppel murders2008-04-02
Deaths of Sueppel children add to adoption debate in Korea2008-04-01
1,000 attend funeral 2008-03-30
Investigators release info in Iowa City slayings 2008-03-30
Friends talk about who the Sueppels were 2008-03-29
Police: 'I'm not certain that a firearm was ever involved'2008-03-28
Funeral Home tribute2008-03-27
Blows killed mother, children 2008-03-27
S. Korean Adoption Agency Saw No Problem With American Parents2008-03-27
Police: No proof Sueppel bought cocaine 2008-03-27
American Father Kills Wife and 4 Adopted Children from Korea2008-03-27
A man desperate to die2008-03-26
Sueppel children were ages 3, 5, 7, and 102008-03-24
Legal woes didn't portend Sueppel family deaths2008-03-24
Eyewitness: Van driver 'had a mission in mind'2008-03-24
Warrant: Theft paid for drugs2008-03-24
Single-vehicle crash on I-80 leaves one dead2008-03-24
Police confirm Sueppel's vehicle crashed on I-802008-03-24
Ex-bank official pleads not guilty2008-02-21
Ex-banker accused of taking $559,0402008-02-13
Sueppel indicted by a federal grand jury in February2004-03-24


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