January 9, 1988 |
Robert Dreesman, who killed his parents, his sister and her three children, then took his own life, revised his will several weeks before the slayings, leaving just $1 to each family member, according to court papers filed Friday. The rest of Dreesman's estate, which authorities said was "substantial," was earmarked for the World Wildlife Fund, officials said.
January 6, 1988
More than 600 tearful friends and neighbors braved bitter cold as seven members of a prominent Algona, Iowa, family shot to death during a holiday dinner were buried, then eulogized at memorial services. John Dreesman, 79, his wife, Agnes, 74, their daughter Marilyn Chuang, 48, and her three children were shot to death Dec. 29 by the Dreesmans' 40-year-old son, Robert, who then shot himself to death, investigators say.