|Birth: ||Jan. 3, 1949|
|Death: ||Oct. 26, 1965|
Murder Victim. Tortured by her caregiver and neighborhood children. She died from brain swelling, internal hemorrhaging of the brain and shock. On May 19, 1966, a jury found Gertrude Baniszewski guilty of first-degree murder, and her daughter, Paula Baniszewski, was found guilty of second-degree murder. This infamous case is the subject of two books, "The Indiana Torture Slaying" and "The Basement: Meditations on a Human Sacrifice."
Lester Cecil Likens (1926 - 2013)
Elizabeth Frances Grimes Matheson (1927 - 1998)
Sylvia Marie Likens (1949 - 1965)
Benny Ray Likens (1950 - 1999)*
Jenny Fay Likens Wade (1950 - 2004)*
Cause of death: Trauma from torture
"Our darling daughter."
Oak Hill Cemetery
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Laurie Smith
Record added: Feb 17, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6190702
Added: Feb. 7, 2016
May your soul rest in peace, sister. For your light inspires everyday the ones who claim for justice to every child, for every innocent. Your memory is the voice that calls out loud for the ones who cannot tell the story.Thank you.|
Emma Leighman Tynen
Added: Feb. 1, 2016
Sylvia, hope you're able to see or even feel or somehow absorb everyone's messages and thoughts regarding you, and prayers, from Heaven.I'll never ever forget you, though I never knew you... you know obviously you never deserved what you went through and ...(Read more)|
Added: Jan. 31, 2016
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