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Sylvia Marie Likens
Birth: Jan. 3, 1949
Boone County
Indiana, USA
Death: Oct. 26, 1965
Marion County
Indiana, USA

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." 
Family links: 
  Lester Cecil Likens (1926 - 2013)
  Elizabeth Frances Grimes Matheson (1927 - 1998)
  Sylvia Marie Likens (1949 - 1965)
  Jenny Fay Likens Wade (1950 - 2004)*
  Benny Ray Likens (1950 - 1999)*
*Calculated relationship

Cause of death: Trauma from torture 
"Our darling daughter."
Oak Hill Cemetery
Boone County
Indiana, USA
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Laurie Smith
Record added: Feb 17, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6190702
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You will always be a sweet sixteen. May you be with the Lord and be at peace and I know you have a special place in heaven. God Bless you sweetheart.
- Denise.
 Added: Nov. 20, 2015

- Stephanie Buman
 Added: Nov. 8, 2015
50 years ago and 50 million years. Sleep well.
- Conscious
 Added: Oct. 28, 2015
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