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Comment by mrdg1 » June 17th, 2017, 9:31 pm

A strange footnote in history. Coy Hubbard's mother Virginia and Sylvia's sister Dianna, both worked at Frisch's Big Boy restaurant in Irvington back in 1965. These co-workers knew each other but had no idea at the time about their connection in reference to this case. Virginia was describe as a very nice older woman with a good work ethic. Sylvia's sister Dianna was working at the Frisch's Big Boy restaurant on the evening of October 26th,1965, when she received the dreadful phone call that her sister was found dead at the house on 3850 E. New York St.
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Comment by mrdg1 » June 13th, 2017, 7:40 pm

Marjorie Martin (the lady with her arm around Jenny and consoling her) is Jenny's aunt, Betty Likens younger sister. She also attended Sylvia's 50th Memorial gathering in Lebanon, Indiana.
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Comment by syd93 » June 9th, 2017, 10:29 pm

Look at paula's profile picture, she can't even post her whole face, what a coward! Gee i wonder why, everybody hates your guts for torturing beautiful, sweet Sylvia Likens! Oh wait Paula, maybe it's best you don't show ur face, bc your an ugly sack of dog crap like your witch of a mother! you don't deserve a dang pulse much less a fb account!
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Comment by Nekit » April 23rd, 2017, 1:00 pm

Sorry for all that I ask so silly question maybe...But...Jenny did know something about this site?
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Comment by Nekit » April 16th, 2017, 10:01 pm

She is so cute child.If I could, I would be her friend.
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Comment by ocodgs » April 12th, 2017, 1:17 am

No sé si es idea mía. En las ventanas me parece ver formas humanoides. ¿Han reparado en eso? Podría ser vaho o humedad. ¿Alguna explicación?
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Comment by Hunter » November 10th, 2016, 10:59 pm

I would love to stand there someday.
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Comment by Letsdothis » October 18th, 2016, 9:53 pm

<3 <3 <3
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Comment by mrdg1 » October 9th, 2016, 8:22 am

I believe his daughter Dianna was Lester's caregiver during the last few years of his life. Betty is buried at Crown Hill Cemetery in Indianapolis. She is buried by her brother Wallace. Her parents are buried directly caddy cornered to the left of Betty. Betty's 2nd husband Clifford is buried at a different cemetery called (Crownland Cemetery) on Indy's southside.
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Comment by sheilamotko » September 29th, 2016, 2:37 am

meat1709 wrote:Thanks for sharing, I had assumed he would've been buried in Lebanon

I think he ended up living here in Fontana...and because we don't have our own personal cemetery...he being a vet..ended up in a Cemetery for Vets and their wives only..Betty and he I guess weren't together at the time of his death..They were divorced by the time of her death and she was married to Cliff Matheson at t he time of her death. He somehow ended up in Fontana ,CA

Here is a link to the Find a Grave on his death
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cg ... 82&df=all&
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Comment by meat1709 » September 1st, 2016, 9:19 pm

Thanks for sharing, I had assumed he would've been buried in Lebanon
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Comment by mrdg1 » July 26th, 2016, 9:55 pm

meat1709 wrote:
mrdg1 wrote:I took this photo in 2008 from underneath the back porch where the north basement window was boarded up. After just finishing the book( House of Evil), I had a implusive moment and drove by the house in march of 2009 around 10:00 at night.I ended up going in the house with only a small maglight. I did not have a camera with me that night.I planned on going back to the take some photos during the daytime for historical documentation. the next month the house was demolished without notice.Yes, it was a experience I'll never forget.


I envy you. That was my first thought when I first read about Sylvia. I do urban exploration as a hobby, and to try to keep old abandoned places from being forgotten. This house would have been so much more than that. I really wish I would have known sooner. it would have been worth the drive. Had anyone else ever lived in it after the Banis?
Yes, several people have rented the house over the years. However,.. most of them didn't stay there to long. The house sat empty around 50 % of the time throughout the years. The house was vacant for over a year before it was demolished in April of 2009.
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Comment by meat1709 » July 24th, 2016, 8:34 pm

mrdg1 wrote:I took this photo in 2008 from underneath the back porch where the north basement window was boarded up. After just finishing the book( House of Evil), I had a implusive moment and drove by the house in march of 2009 around 10:00 at night.I ended up going in the house with only a small maglight. I did not have a camera with me that night.I planned on going back to the take some photos during the daytime for historical documentation. the next month the house was demolished without notice.Yes, it was a experience I'll never forget.


I envy you. That was my first thought when I first read about Sylvia. I do urban exploration as a hobby, and to try to keep old abandoned places from being forgotten. This house would have been so much more than that. I really wish I would have known sooner. it would have been worth the drive. Had anyone else ever lived in it after the Banis?
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Comment by meat1709 » July 24th, 2016, 8:28 pm

Pfranz_94 wrote:Just seeing this pictures makes me really wish I was there to save her and be a true friend to her!! :(


I couldn't agree more
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Comment by Carlton » June 23rd, 2016, 3:17 pm

This article makes me sick. The court transcripts show Judy Duke lied to this writer. She was over the Baniszewski's frequently, and didn't see Sylvia just 3 times. I think she's rewriting history to calm her conscience. I notice Duke claims she told her mother about Sylvia a few times, but the transcripts mention just once. I wonder if Duke's mother didn't really listen to her or if there was a culture of minding your own business back then. Tragic.
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Comment by mrdg1 » April 8th, 2016, 6:54 pm

The coal bin access door can be seen in this photo by the end back porch. It was in the far right corner of the basement. If only,... What If ??
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Comment by mrdg1 » April 8th, 2016, 6:42 pm

Nice, I like this.
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Comment by mrdg1 » March 26th, 2016, 7:23 pm

Tomorrow is Easter Sunday. I always wondered who took this photograph.
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Comment by mrdg1 » March 11th, 2016, 9:15 pm

The police never recovered the Bible and Jewelry Box of Sylvia Likens. After hearing the testimony of her sister, I always wondered if Leroy New sent detectives back to the house for one last look. Did Sylvia hide her few personal items she owned and they were never found?, or perhaps Gertrude took them away towards the very end. Either way, her parents were robbed of not even having any physical possessions to remember their daughter by.
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Comment by mrdg1 » February 12th, 2016, 8:54 pm

A very emotional moment at her sister's gravesite. Gloria Alred and Dianna's daughter are standing beside her at this ceremony. Dianna Likens Knutson told her sister Sylvia this." I still miss you Siss, I miss you so much,... and I know I will see you again one day in Heaven, along with my husband Paul".
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