So, did the McGuires live in the west side of the double next to Gertrude, and the Vermillions lived on the east side of the same double? Does anyone know who lived in the "Denny St. side" of Gertrude's double house? I haven't seen any mention of anyone. Perhaps it was vacant at the time. I'm shocked from Mrs. Vermillion's testimony, that no one ever attempted to speak to her, during the investigation. She had to call Leroy New's office in April, 1966, before the trial! Wouldn't the police have wanted to know what the neighbors may have heard? It just doesn't make any sense. The investigation and trial would be VERY different if this occurred now, rather than 1965.
I saw this house just last week and it is still vacant, along with the Hobbs' house. The home has further deteriorated. I can't imagine a family of 13 living in this. I believe Randy Lepper stated during his testimony that he had 10 siblings. Wow.
Yes the Likens lived at 3838 around 1962. I'm a little surprised the house was sold for that low of price. During demolition of the house at 3850 some of the debris was backfilled into the basement area and compacted over. In theory, pieces of the house are below the parking lot.
Before this photo of Mayor Ballard was taken, he had a private moment of thought and reflection by himself at the Memorial. He attended the 2011 Sylvia Likens Gathering with his wife Winnie along with his bodyguard/chauffer.
I drove by the "crime scene" this afternoon. The small white house directly beyond the porch has been painted light brown, with dark brown trim. It is still dilapidated yet appears to be inhabited. It sold as a city "surplus house" back in 2013 for approximately, $2,500. The address is 3838 E. New York, and is a prior residence of the Likens family. Amazing. Both the Lepper' house @ 3902 ENY, and the Hobbs' house @ 310 N. Denny are vacant, and desperately in need of repair. I have to say, I'm glad 3850 ENY was finally torn down in 2009. The now "parking lot" was covered with snow.
The jurors visited and inspected the premises of the house about halfway during Jenny Likens testimony. A very smart and strategic move by Leroy New. Even though the jurors were instructed Not to consider the house as evidence, the emotional impact from being at the actually crime scene most likely enhanced their opinions as Jenny's testimony concluded. The sheriff's even carried coleman lanterns down to the basement so the jurors would have the most maximum lighting to view the darken room.
Leroy New made the motion for the jury to inspect the premises at 3850 New York St. during the testimony of Jenny Likens. New himself,( as seen in this photo) did a site inspection of the premises before the Jury made the trip to the house. New noted the front door to the house was open when he arrived and was concerned about possible vandalism that might occur. I'm somewhat surprised the house wasn't secured better by the police and court till after the trial was over.
Judy Duke shares complicity, she is not developmentally disabled. She was old enough to contact police when her mother did nothing (probably lies to cover her crimes.) NO EXCUSES FOR THIS ONE EITHER, horribly ugly, jealous of the girl the male insects were 'interested' in.
The photo of Marie in the image gallery is her senior picture from the Howe High School yearbook.
After getting consent from the current resident to take a photo of this house, he even invited me in after listening to my reason why I wanted a picture. I couldn't help but notice a striking similarity. The door to the basement was identical to that of the one at 3850 E. New York St. That in itself isn't unusual since many of these houses were built around the same time period. Nonetheless,... it was somewhat a eerie coincidence.
I never noticed before, but it looks as if maybe the house at 109 Euclid had a addition built on at the back of the house at sometime. The very back section doesn't appear to be original construction.
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