Ivan Boronkoff
Occupation Farmer
Born ca. 1858

March 16, 1904(1904-03-16) (aged 45)
Kotjoff, Russian Empire

Cause of death Suicide
Attack information
Date March 16, 1904
Location(s) Kotjoff, Russian Empire
Target(s) Family
Killed 7
Weapon(s) Axe

Ivan Boronkoff (also spelled Boronzow) was a Russian farmer who killed his wife and six children, in Kotjoff, or Kojtow, a village in Russian Empire on March 16, 1904.

The 45-year-old, who was the wealthiest landowner in the district, had suffered from Typhus and was held in isolation at his home. That night, apparently while in febrile delirium, he rose from his bed, fetched an axe from an outhouse and killed his wife, who was sleeping in an adjacent room. He then killed his three sons, aged 15, 11, and 4 years, as well as his three daughters, aged 13, 10, and 2, and afterwards used the same weapon to seriously injure himself in head, chest, and abdomen. He was taken to hospital, where he died a few hours later.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9]

The exact location of the village where the murders were committed was not given in the available sources.


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