Hamilton, Ohio: James Ruppert Mass Murder House

On Easter 1975, James Ruppert wiped out his entire 11-member family in less than five minutes. Awful things can happen in otherwise unremarkable neighborhoods.
Address:
635 Minor St., Hamilton, OH
Directions:
South edge of the city. A half-block east of US 127/Pleasant Ave., on the south side of Minor St., which is a block north of St. Ann Catholic Church. Private home; visible from the street. No plaque or marker.
Hours:
Private property - drive-by only.
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James Ruppert Mass Murder House

Just looks like any other old house. It is hard to believe so many people were killed in such a small house.

[David, 06/16/2015]

In the Easter Sunday Massacre of 1975, James Ruppert shot to death 11 members of his own family in less than five minutes. Another odd fact is that no one knew about it until three hours later, when James, who stayed in the house, finally called the police.

James Ruppert Mass Murder House

It was here that James Ruppert snapped on Easter afternoon, 1975, and murdered 11 family members. It remains the largest mass-murder in a private residence in U.S. history.

[Patrick, 08/12/2013]

It's a small home for such a mass of killing. The house was later thoroughly cleaned and resold; it has had several subsequent owners.

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