Sylvia Likens

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Sylvia Marie Likens
A photograph of Sylvia Likens prior to
c. July 1965, before her death.
Born(1949-01-03)3 January 1949
Died26 October 1965(1965-10-26) (aged 16)

Sylvia Marie Likens ((1949-01-03)3 January 1949 – (1965-10-26)26 October 1965), often referred to as Sylvia Likens, was a child from Indiana, who was murdered by her caregiver Gertrude Baniszewski (née Fan Vossan). She was murdered in 1965, following a 2 ½ month long period of torture she endured under her caregiver. Her death was described by the court as "the most terrible crime ever committed in the state of Indiana".[1] She was just 16 years old at the time of her death.

Biography[change | change source]

Sylvia Likens was born as Sylvia Marie Likens on (1949-01-03)3 January 1949.

References[change | change source]

  1. Avenging Sylvia Archived 2012-04-28 at the Wayback Machine; Time Magazine, 27 May 1966