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The murder of Sylvia Likens took place in Indianapolis, Indiana...

wikipedia - 20 Sep 2016
The murder of Sylvia Likens took place in Indianapolis, Indiana, United States in October 1965. The 16-year-old Likens was tortured to death by Gertrude Baniszewski, Baniszewski's children, and other young people from their neighborhood. Likens' parents, who were carnival workers, had left her and her sister, Jenny, in the care of the Baniszewski family three months before her death. The Likens' parents were paying Baniszewski $20 a week to care for the sisters.
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Kate Millett, 'high priestess' of second-wave feminism, dies at 82

Washington Post - 07 Sep 2017
The experience of being institutionalized seemed to heighten Dr. Millett's sensitivity to the suffering of others. Her books on that theme included “The Basement” (1979), the true story of the prolonged torture and murder of a young girl, Sylvia Likens ...
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La tortura y el asesinato a una joven que conmocionó a EU

El Siglo de Torreón - 01 Sep 2017
Sylvia Likens, residente de Indianápolis, Indiana, Estados Unidos, fue una joven de 16 años y tercera hija del matrimonio entre Lester y Bertha Likens, quienes enfrentaban serios problemas familiares y económicos. Debido a esto Sylvia en compañía de su ...
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Notorious crimes in Indianapolis-area history

Indianapolis Star - 09 Jun 2017
For weeks, even months, the torture of Sylvia Likens was casual entertainment, something to do in the afternoon before dinner and favorite TV shows. At least a dozen children participated or at least watched, and none felt sufficiently disturbed to ...
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Retro Indy: The Murder of Sylvia Likens, as told 50 years ago

Indianapolis Star - 23 Oct 2015
Fifty years ago Monday, Indianapolis police were called to a home on East New York Street where they found the body of a 16-year-old girl. A coroner later counted 150 wounds on the body. The girl was Sylvia Likens. She was the daughter of carnival ...
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When Sylvia Likens was killed, part of our childhoods died, too

Indianapolis Star - 25 Oct 2015
Editor's note: Fifty years ago Monday, Oct. 26, Indianapolis police were called to a home on East New York Street where they found the mutilated body of 16-year-old Sylvia Likens. Her parents had left her in the care of a woman who, along with two of ...
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Sylvia Likens' missing sister found in California

Indianapolis Star - 25 May 2015
The older sister of Sylvia Likens, a 16-year-old Indianapolis girl who was tortured and murdered in 1965, was found Sunday after going missing for two weeks, authorities said. Dianna Bedwell, 67, was found in serious condition in a vehicle stranded ...
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Haunts & Jaunts: Stigmatized properties

Southside Times - 22 Jun 2017
And, the former Sylvia Likens murder house on East New York Street. After the murder, the house went through a procession of being for sale and a rental unit (tenants never lasted long) for years. Both properties were demolished. Stigmatized? Oh yes!
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Archives: Sylvia Likens' older sister vanishes in California

Indianapolis Star - 13 May 2015
This story was originally published on May 13, 2015. In a twist in the story of Sylvia Likens, the older sister of the 16-year-old who was tortured and murdered in 1965 has vanished in California. Police are searching for Dianna Bedwell, 67, and her ...
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Sylvia Likens Revisited

Southside Times - 26 May 2016
The Sylvia Likens murder haunts me. It has for years. The 1965 carnage of a young girl in the inner city of Indianapolis continues to swirl in this writer's brain as to how something like this could ever happen. In today's times it appears to happen ...
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Glorifying Suicide

Townhall - 29 Jun 2017
She died in the cold, dirty basement of the home of Gertrude Baniszewski. Baniszewski served 20 years in prison for the murder she and her children committed. Baniszewski and her children were evil incarnate. Sylvia Likens was a sweet, gentle girl ...
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Carmel's pace of change leaves Class of '68 'whirlwinded'

Indianapolis Star - 29 Jun 2017
Hershberger was in the gallery during some of the famous 1966 torture trial of Gertrude Baniszewski in the Sylvia Likens case. Mostly she liked to observe as the people who had been rounded up Friday night bonded out Saturday morning. She spent most of ...
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The 15 Most Evil Women in Human History (PHOTOS)

Wetpaint - 08 Dec 2016
Advertisement. Also known as the Torture Mother, Gertrude kidnapped and brutally tortured teenager Sylvia Likens in 1965. While she played a part in her murder and torture, most of the brutality suffered by Sylivia was through the hands of Gertrude's ...
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Wood, Sue

Greensboro News & Record - 23 Aug 2017
She was born June 4, 1938, in Greenwood, Mississippi, to Stacy Likens Anderson and Carl William Anderson, both of whom preceded her in death. She received her B.A. ...
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'An American Crime' Is a Journey into the Depths of Human Cruelty

PanAm Post - 28 Sep 2015
The murder of Sylvia Likens has been portrayed in both fiction and non-fiction works numerous times, most recently in the film An American Crime (2007). In this movie, director Tommy O'Haver, himself from Indianapolis, attempts to decipher his city's ...
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School district fires aide upon learning of secret past

USA TODAY - 24 Oct 2012
The torturous killing of Sylvia Likens has been called the most enduring nightmare in Indianapolis' true crime history. Likens, 16, and her 15-year-old sister, Jenny, were sent by their parents to live with Gertrude Baniszewski and her seven children ...

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