Jean Serval
Occupation Soldier

October 11, 1950
Essey-lès-Nancy, France

Cause of death Suicide
Attack information
Date October 11, 1950
Location(s) Essey-lès-Nancy, France
Killed 6
Weapon(s) Gas

Jean Serval was a French air force major who killed six of his children in Essey-lès-Nancy, France on October 11, 1950.

Serval, whose ailing wife had died the previous day, sent his two eldest daughters to their grandmother, and then put his six other children to bed. Afterwards he turned on a gas fixture and lay down beside them. The bodies of the family were later found by police.[1]


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