Sueppel Family Statement on Incident

Family Statement

Ethan, Mira, Eleanor and Seth Sueppel are shown in a recent Christmas picture. Police say the children and their mother Sheryl were found murdered in their Iowa City home on Monday.

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By Justin Foss

IOWA CITY - Jack and Gisela Kesterson and Bill and Pat Sueppel and their extended families are devastated by the multiple tragedies of earlier today, March 24.

These families provided love and emotional support to Steven, Sheryl and their children throughout their lives and particularly during the past few difficult months.

They have all tried to remain alert for signs of particular stress, and observed none.

Various family members were with Steven, Sheryl and the children during Easter weekend, and saw nothing unusual.

The families would like to thank all those in our fine community who instantly offered their help in countless ways. The thoughts and prayers of all will be deeply appreciated.

There will be no further public comment from the families. It is respectfully requested that the need for privacy of all those who are grieving be respected.

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