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Steven Sueppel was a former executive of Hills Bank and Trust Company and resident of Iowa City, Iowa, United States. He was charged with stealing $559,040 from the bank over a period of several years, but pleaded not guilty to embezzlement and money laundering on February 20, 2008.[1]

Sueppel was responsible for the Iowa City Sueppel Murders, a multiple fatality that left his wife and four children (ages 3, 5, 7 and 10) dead.

The Sueppel family were members of St. Mary's Catholic Church. Sueppel grew up, was married in, and had his children baptized in this Church. Sueppel was born on August 13, 1965, the son of William and Patricia Tierney Sueppel. He graduated from Regina High School and the University of Northern Iowa. Steven and Sheryl Sueppel were married on June 13, 1990.

Details of murder

On the night of March 23 or the morning of March 24, 2008, he committed a multiple murder in Iowa City, Iowa. Evidence collected suggests that he bludgeoned his wife and four children, who were adoptees from South Korea, to death. He then committed suicide by driving the family's minivan at a high rate of speed into a concrete pillar on Interstate 80 about nine miles (14 km) from the home.

According to police, after beating his wife, Sheryl, to death, he took the four children to the garage and attempted to kill them (and himself) by carbon monoxide poisoning. When this failed, he then killed the children with a baseball bat before driving to nearby City Park, where he attempted to drown himself. When this, in turn, failed, he then called 911, requested that rescue personnel be sent to his home, and drove his van into a concrete abuttment on Interstate 80. He died of the combination of injuries suffered in the car accident along with the resultant fire; his body was burned beyond recognition and identified using dental records.


In August 2008, Hills Bank and Trust filed court documents demanding payment from Sueppel's estate for the allegedly embezzled funds and for $32,673 in outstanding loans. [2]




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