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Missing Betty Dolly Sodder
Betty, circa 1945; Mysterious photo, possibly of Louis Sodder
Missing Since 12/24/1945
Fayetteville, West Virginia
Classification Endangered Missing
Date of Birth Used 03/04/1940 (81)
Age 5 years old
Height and Weight Unknown
Distinguishing Characteristics Caucasian female. Black hair, brown eyes. Betty has a scar under her right ear. She has a mole above her right elbow.
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.
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