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The Ferocious Murder of Sylvia Likens, the TRUE story

The Ferocious Murder of Sylvia Likens, the TRUE story

1965

Gertrude Baniszewski lived in Indianapolis with her seven children. Since she had a tiny income, Baniszewski took in children for the Summer to earn extra money. In 1965, she agreed to board sixteen years old Sylvia Likens and her sister Jenny, who was a year younger. They were the children of two circus workers who were about to go on tour operating a concession stand. Jenny was disabled and could not move about very much (Gertrude Baniszewski cynically thought that a 'cripple' would be an undemanding boarder); perhaps the Likens' decision to spare their daughters from the wandering lifestyle of the circus was influenced by Jennie's condition? Perhaps they wanted time by themselves to patch up their marriage? Their relationship had been through a bad patch (... Read More

Villisca Ax Murder House

Villisca Ax Murder House

1912

It has been a century since Josiah and Sarah Moore, their four children and two visiting children were hacked to death with an ax while they slept. The tiny town where they lived in Iowa has never been the same On a quiet residential street in the small Iowa town of Villisca sits an old white frame house. On a dark evening, the absence of lights and sounds are the first indication to visitors that the house is different from the other homes that surround it. Upon closer inspection,it's doors and windows are tightly closed and covered.  An outhouse in the backyard suggests that this house does not occupy a place in the 21st century. That's because on the night of June 10, 1912, the six members of the Moore family who lived here and two other children were... Read More

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