Sunday, January 3, 2010

Happy Birthday Sylvia Likens! (1949-1965)

Today is Sylvia Likens birthday, if you haven't noticed the title :)

If you don't know who Sylvia is, she was a girl back in the 60's that was tortured and murdered by the woman taking care of her, Gertrude Baniszewski. Not only was she tortured by Gertrude, she was tortured by the other children in their neighborhood. There has been several books about her case, one that I have (House of Evil: The Indiana Torture Slaying). There has also been 2 movies about it, which I have also seen (An American Crime and The Girl Next Door).

If you have any time, please read what happened to her.

Let's remember Sylvia for what she was; kind, quiet, youthful, very pretty, and outgoing.

This is what she looked like:

1 comment:

  1. I will have to read "House of Evil: The Indiana Torture Slaying". I can't understand how someone could commit such a crime. Sylvia looks like such a lovely girl in this photo~