Sylvia Likens Rank
About Sylvia Likens
Sylvia Likens was a 16-year-old girl from Indiana who was tortured and brutally murdered by a woman named Gertrude Baniszewski, along with her two underage children and two neighborhood youths. Sylvia's brutal murder was described as "the most terrible crime ever committed in the state of Indiana".
She was the daughter of Lester Cecil Likens and Elizabeth Frances. She had four siblings: Diana, Jenny, Danny and Benny.
She died on October 26, 1965 of brain hemorrhage, shock and malnutrition from being severely beaten, burnt and starved.
Baniszewski and the four minors responsible for torturing and murdering Sylvia were tried and found guilty and received sentences ranging from life imprisonments to several years in prison.
Sylvia Likens Rank
Sylvia Likens' Popularity
Sylvia Likens was a famous American murder victim, who was born on January 3, 1949. As a person born on this date, Sylvia Likens is listed in our database as the 19th most popular celebrity for the day (January 3) and the 46th most popular for the year (1949).
People born on January 3 fall under the Zodiac sign of Capricorn, the Sea Goat. Sylvia Likens is the 404th most popular Capricorn.
Aside from information specific to Sylvia Likens' birthday, Sylvia Likens is the 4188th most famous American.
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