|Born|| ca. 1858|
March 16, 1904
|Cause of death||Suicide|
|Date|| March 16, 1904|
|Location(s)||Kotjoff, Russian Empire|
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.
The exact location of the village where the murders were committed was not given in the available sources.
- ↑ Topics of the day, The Advertiser (April 23, 1904)
- ↑ Sevenfold murder, Poverty Bay Herald (May 3, 1904)
- ↑ Siebenfacher Mord im Fieberwahn, Siebenbürgisch-Deutsches Tageblatt (March 24, 1904)
- ↑ Neues aus aller Welt - Im Fieberwahn zum Mörder seiner Familie geworden, Neue Hamburger Zeitung (March 18, 1904)
- ↑ Lokales und Vermischtes - Im Fieberwahn zum Mörder geworden, Berliner Tageblatt (March 17, 1904) (Abend-Ausgabe)
- ↑ Interessante Neuigkeiten - Ein schreckliches Familiendrama, Bozner Nachrichten (March 31, 1904)
- ↑ Wochen-Chronik - Familiendrama, Pustertaler Bote (April 1, 1904)
- ↑ Vermischtes - Im Fieberwahn zum Mörder seiner Familie geworden, Hamburger Anzeiger (March 19, 1904)
- ↑ A sevenfold murderer - A delirious landowner kills his family and committs suicide, Lancashire Evening Post (March 18, 1904)