Incident

11-17-1973 Iowa Larchwood 4-3

Location

November 17, 1973

Gitchie Manitou State Preserve
Incident Address
Larchwood, Iowa

Participants

  • Type: Victim
  • Name: Roger Essem
  • Age: 17
  • Age Group: Teen 12-17
  • Gender: Male
  • Status: Killed
  • Type: Victim
  • Name: Stewart Baade
  • Age: 18
  • Age Group: Adult 18+
  • Gender: Male
  • Status: Killed
  • Type: Victim
  • Name: Dana Baade
  • Age: 14
  • Age Group: Teen 12-17
  • Gender: Male
  • Status: Killed
  • Type: Victim
  • Name: Michael Hadrath
  • Age: 15
  • Age Group: Teen 12-17
  • Gender: Male
  • Status: Killed
  • Type: Subject-Suspect
  • Name: Allen Fryer
  • Age: 29
  • Age Group: Adult 18+
  • Gender: Male
  • Status: Arrested
  • Type: Subject-Suspect
  • Name: James Fryer
  • Age: 21
  • Age Group: Adult 18+
  • Gender: Male
  • Status: Arrested
  • Type: Subject-Suspect
  • Name: David Fryer
  • Age: 24
  • Age Group: Adult 18+
  • Gender: Male
  • Status: Arrested

Incident Characteristics

  • Shot - Wounded/Injured
  • Shot - Dead (murder, accidental, or suicide)
  • Mass Murder (4+ deceased victims excluding the subject/suspect/perpetrator , one location)
  • Mass Shooting (4+ victims injured or killed excluding the subject/suspect/perpetrator, one location)
  • Backfill

Notes

13 year old girl, Sandra Cheskey, with 4 victims at campfire was taken by shooters and raped at another site

Guns Involved

3 guns involved.

  • Type: Shotgun
  • Type: Shotgun
  • Type: Shotgun

District

Congressional District: 4
State Senate District: 2
State House District: 4