However, according to Mr. and Mrs. Sodder, other children who survived the fire in the past and the network of amateur news hunters in the area, Maurice, Martha, Louis, Jennie and Betty may have been kidnapped in a plan to take revenge on the Sodder family. Up to now, the disappearance of 5 Sodder children is still a mystery with no really satisfactory answer.
George and Jennie Sodder are both Italian immigrants to the United States. This couple is a prime example of the American dream. George went from being a railroad worker in Pennsylvania to becoming the owner of a small truck company in West Virginia. George and Jennie Sodder have 10 children. They live together in a two-story house north of Fayetteville, where many Italian immigrants and their descendants have settled.