Last Monday, Steven Sueppel killed his wife and four children in their Iowa City home before killing himself. Photographers Jim Slosiarek and Cliff Jette covered the first day of the story outside the house as the pieces came together. On Friday, I went to their church to photograph people going to the wake. Read Gazette reporter Jennifer Hemmingsen's story about the vigil and visitation here.
These girls went to school with the Sueppel kids; the woman was a stranger to them until Friday, when she helped keep them warm as they stood in a nearly two-hour line.