|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
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Originally Created by: Laurie Smith
Record added: Feb 17, 2002
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