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Published On: Thu, Sep 6th, 2012

Lisa Cochran, St Louis mom kills her 3 kids then herself

Almost exactly a month after Cathy Murch murdered her children and then committed suicide, Missouri is facing another murder-suicide story.

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Jefferson County Sheriff Glenn Boyer  says authorities have identified the victims of a fatal shooting in rural eastern Missouri.

Lisa Cochran, 32, Autumn Cochran, 10, Alyssa Cochran, 11, and 22-month-old Faith Ehlen are all dead from this horrible tragedy.

Police say Lisa sent an email out just before 8 p.m. Wednesday to family and friends entitled, “Goodbye,” Fox2Now.com reported, and another email sent by a mother to her estranged boyfriend indicates she fatally shot her three young daughters before killing herself.

Lisa Cochran purchased a shotgun from the Arnold, Missouri Walmart on August 29. She was found dead on steps leading to the porch. The three girls were found inside a van in the driveway.

The ex-boyfriend called authorities shortly after midnight when he spotted the mother’s van in the driveway at his home, Boyer said. The woman had an order of protection against the boyfriend obtained on Aug. 13. Because of that order, he didn’t want to approach her van, instead driving to a nearby highway to call the sheriff’s department rather than stay home and confront her, Boyer said.

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  1. Faith Ehlen’s father, Christopher, comes forward with statement - The Global Dispatch says:

    […] say Lisa Cochran shot each of her daughters — Alyssa Cochran, 11, Autumn Cochran, 10, and Faith Ehlen, 22 months — in the head and then […]

  2. Lisa Cochran described as ‘unstable’ by ex-husband’s family - The Global Dispatch says:

    […] believe Lisa Cochran, 32, shot each of her daughters — Alyssa Cochran, 11, Autumn Cochran, 10, and Faith Ehlen, 22 months — in the head. They were […]

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