John List - Why Did He Murder His Entire Family? #67
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What caused John List to murder his wife, children, and mother in 1971?  This week on Solvable Mysteries we investigate the disturbing case of John List, a family man and seemingly successful businessman with a strong Lutheran faith who inexplicably decided to kill his entire family after losing his job as a bank vice president.

John Emil List was a fugitive for 18 years until he was caught after the Fox show "America's Most Wanted" featured his story in 1989, and tips came pouring in to the FBI.  Once John List was caught, many media outlets interviewed him, and his disturbing letter to his pastor confessing to the murders, and his reasons why, came to light.  In this show, we review every detail of this disturbing family murder case, and dive deeply into the psychology of someone who would murder their family to escape feeling embarrassed or guilty about the financial situation he was in.  Ultimately we summarize the life of John List and provide the ultimate solve for this fugitive family killer mystery.

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