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Maurice, circa 1945; Mysterious photo, possibly of Louis Sodder

Missing Since 12/24/1945

Missing From Fayetteville, West Virginia

Classification Endangered Missing

Sex Male

Race White

Date of Birth Used 07/08/1931 (89)

Age 14 years old

Height and Weight Unknown

Distinguishing Characteristics Caucasian male. Black hair, brown eyes. Maurice is of Italian descent. He has a scar on the back of his head hidden under his hair, a scar near top of his head near his forehead, and a scar on the left side of his chin.

Shortly after midnight, the children's mother, Jenny Sodder, was awakened by the ringing phone. When she answered, the female caller on the other end asked to speak to someone Jenny did not know, then laughed and hung up. Jenny believed this was a prank call. Before she went back to sleep, she noticed that her home's lights were on, the shades were up and the doors were unlocked.

Another analysis conducted years later determined that the bones were from a 16- to 22-year-old person. Curiously, the bones did not have any signs of fire damage. It was suggested that they were planted at the site from a nearby cemetery, but there is no evidence to support this theory.

The Sodders believed it was a photo of their son Louis as an adult. They were unable to verify their theory, however. The man in the photo remains unidentified and it is unclear who sent the picture to the Sodders and why.

Many people theorize that the missing children were killed in the fire and their parents were simply unable to accept the loss, but others believe the children were indeed abducted and were possibly taken to Italy.

The youngest Sodder child, who was an infant at the time of the fire, is still trying to determine what really happened to her brothers and sisters.
Investigating Agency / Department

Fayetteville Police Department 304-574-0255

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