The Strange Disappearance of the Sodder Children
As documented by journalist Maryn Liles on Parade.com, "On the night before Christmas in 1945 in Fayetteville, West Virginia, George, and Jennie Sodder were asleep with nine of their children when a fire started in the house around 1:00 in the morning. George, Jennie, and four of their children managed to escape. The remaining children: 14-year-old Maurice, 12-year-old Martha, 9-year-old Louis, 8-year-old Jennie, and 5-year-old Betty still remained in the house. Between the five of them, they shared two bedrooms located upstairs."
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The Mysterious Disappearance of the Sodder Children: A Decades-Old Unsolved Case That Still Haunts America
In the early hours of Christmas Day in 1945, a tragedy struck the Sodder family that would go down in history as one of the most mysterious and haunting unsolved cases in America.
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