When An Ex-Cop Took His Family Out To Lunch, They Had No Idea Of The Horrific Fate That Lay In Store

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It’s lunchtime in one of North Carolina’s suburbs, and Roger Self’s family are sitting down to have a meal. However, just as they start to tuck into their food, Roger excuses himself from the table. And within moments, the convivial scene has descended into chaos – and the lives of those present will never be the same.

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Back in the 1970s, Roger Self worked for the local police department in the city of Gastonia, NC. Then, following his career in law enforcement, he decided to make the move into private investigation. And so in 1989 he opened Southeastern Loss Management, a business specializing in investigating employee misconduct.

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For almost 30 years, Roger continued to oversee his investigation firm. In the meantime, he and his wife, Dianne, were busy raising a family – a son, Josh, and a daughter, Katelyn. And on top of that, Roger volunteered as a youth minister, spreading the word of his Baptist faith throughout the community.

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