The Iowa City Sueppel Murders were a series of murders which occurred at the home of Steven and Sheryl Sueppel in Iowa City, Iowa, USA on Easter Sunday night, March 23, 2008. The next morning, the police were directed to the home by an anonymous 9-1-1 caller which was later confirmed to be Steven Sueppel. When they arrived there around 6:45 AM, they found Sheryl Sueppel and her four adopted children (Ethan, 10; Seth, 9; Mira, 5 and Eleanor, 3). Sheryl's husband and the children's adoptive father Steven is believed to have murdered his family using a baseball bat to bludgeon them. Steven committed suicide by crashing into a concrete support on Interstate 80 shortly after placing the call to 9-1-1.
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