Wednesday, March 10, 2010

"Alleged" child abuser dad had cult murderer father (Linn Creek, Missouri)

We've reported on dad CALEB LUNDREN before, but this news about the grandfather makes the case even more disturbing.

Alleged child abuser has cult murderer father

By Matt Grant
Wednesday, March 10, 2010 at 1:51 p.m.

CAMDEN COUNTY, MO. -- The man, who police say confessed to throwing his 3-month old girl across the room, breaking her skull, has a notorious father who was executed for killing five people.

Caleb Lundren, 29, of Linn Creek, Mo., told investigators he was high on meth when he threw the infant 5-feet towards a baby swing. He also told investigators that in another instance the infant fell to the kitchen floor from a bar stool when he turned away to smoke meth. (Read the story)

The Camden County Health Department birth records confirm that Caleb's father is Jeffrey Lundren.

Jeffrey Lundren, a self-proclaimed prophet and former cult leader, was executed in 2006 for murdering a family of five in the summer of 1989, including a 15-year-old girl, a 13-year-old girl and a 6-year-old girl who were all shot in the head.

Jeffrey, who lived in Missouri, but moved his cult to Ohio, said the family, was to blame for the group's problems and that they had to die. (Read the story on

Caleb's daughter is still listed in serious condition in the neonatal intensive care unit and University Hospital in Columbia, but is "slowly improving" according to investigators.