DiscoverCrime Junkie29: MURDERED: Sylvia Likens
29: MURDERED: Sylvia Likens

29: MURDERED: Sylvia Likens

Update: 2018-06-0435
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Sylvia was a happy, beautiful 16 year old when her parents left her and her sister in the care of Gertrude Baniszewski while they went on the road for work. But, within a few short months, Sylvia was beaten, humiliated, and ultimately left to die from neglect and severe abuse, inflicted by not only Gertrude, but the Baniszewski children, and neighborhood kids as well. 

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Comments (11)

jkiel d

these people were sick

May 10th
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Kelly Gaskin

you guys missed a ton of gruesome details on this case, do an update! there was some abuse involving a blowtorch. another interesting thing is that Gertrude's house was a drinking spot for underaged boys throughout this whole thing....

May 9th
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Natalie T

i couldn't finish listening this was so sad. I hope the end of this story is the mom gets the death penalty

May 1st
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Myrna Olvera

That lady is garbage and so is the justice system😤

Apr 20th
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Jennifer Neto

This was made into a movie that I saw several years ago. Ellen Page plays Sylvia Likens. The movie is so disturbing as well. I knew it was based on a true story but hadn't realized how on point they kept the movie. Btw...love your podcast. I've been listening to it non-stop while working overnights as a truck driver for FedEx Express. Hardcore Crime Junkie

Apr 17th
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Jennifer Neto

Grimladi I haven't seen that one. I saw An American Crime with Ellen Page. I'll check out The Girl Next Door though!

May 24th
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Grimladi

Jennifer Neto The girl next door right??

May 22nd
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fonitekaboo

She really never should have had to go through such hell, poor girl. Correct me if I'm wrong but where was Sylvia's sister the whole time? Was she just chilling in the background like hey I didn't see anything? She didn't try to get help? Or did I just miss that?

Apr 12th
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Ayesha Williams Oliver

I can't even finish it. I won't. I made it to about 12 minutes. I'm crushed inside.

Apr 10th
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Brandy Mattson

So disgusting that everyone wanted to torture her and not help her.

Mar 22nd
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Dianna W

so disturbing. bless her heart

Jan 19th
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29: MURDERED: Sylvia Likens

29: MURDERED: Sylvia Likens

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