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Sylvia Likens

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Sylvia Likens

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Sylvia Marie Likens (January 3, 1949 - October 26, 1965) was tortured to death by Gertrude Baniszewski (née Van Fossan), her children, and other children from their neighborhood. Her parents, carnival workers, had left Sylvia and her sister Jenny in the care of the Baniszewski family three months before her death in exchange for twenty dollars a week. Her torture and murder were described by the prosecutor in Baniszewski's trial as "the most terrible crime ever committed in the state of Indiana."

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jrock420cfh posted over 6 years ago

here is video of the inside of the house where the crime took place in indianapolis. We snuck in through some boards that were missing from the back porch. it was very creepy

edelliott posted over 4 years ago

Mendal Johnson's book Let's Go Play at the Adams was a thoughtful relentless story loosely based on the Sylivia Likens case. A sequel has also been written on the .com site writersfreebooks which is available for complete free download. I enjoyed it very much.