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Oct 21, 2021

Show Me Murder: The Infamous Edward Bates Soper

Late one night in April 1891, Edward Bates Soper, a butcher in the small community of Archie, Missouri, brutally murdered his wife and their two daughters, aged four and six, before disappearing without a trace. A lucky break by California law enforcement led to Soper’s eventual capture and return to the state in 1897, where authorities discovered even more heinous crimes in his past. Join us for a program from Michael Lear, former Missourinet bureau chief and current producer/host of Show Me Murder, a meticulously researched Missouri true crime podcast, in which he will guide attendees through this little known serial killers’ actions, one cold, calculating turn after another, providing forensic psychiatric details about Soper’s likely mental state.


Time: 7 - 8 pm

Location: Missouri State Archives, 600 W. Main St.

Cost: Free

Contact: For more information, contact archives@sos.mo.gov or 573.751.3280

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