|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: Jun. 28, 2016
I'm so sorry for what you went through and my heart goes out to you, Sylvia. I hope that you're in a better place now; and that you know that you didn't deserve any of this. Your story truly breaks my heart. I see your picture and I just see so much beaut...(Read more)|
Added: Jun. 9, 2016
"We Remember Them…In the rising of the sun and in its going down, We remember them; In the blowing of the wind and in the chill of winter, we remember them; in the opening of buds and in the warmth of summer, we remember them; in the rustling of leaves an...(Read more)|
Dear Sylvia ~ So Sorry You Met Such Evil ~ RIP
Added: Jun. 8, 2016
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