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Sylvia Likens

Torture and Murder Victim
Female
Born Jan 3, 1949
Hometown Lebanon, Indiana
Died Oct 26, 1965
Death Place the United States
Other Names Sylvia Marie Likens

Sylvia Marie Likens was an American murder victim from Indiana. She was tortured to death by Gertrude Baniszewski (née Van Fossan), Gertrude's children, and other young people from their neighborhood. Her parents, who were carnies, had left Likens and her sister Jenny in the care of the Baniszewski family three months before her death in exchange for $20 a week.… Read More

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CHILDHOOD

1949 Birth Born on January 3, 1949.

TEENAGE

1965 16 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1965, Sylvia and her sister Jenny, were living with their mother in Indianapolis, Indiana when Betty was arrested and jailed for shoplifting. … Read More
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