Congrats to the Arsenal Tech Titans for winning the 2014 Indiana State High School Basketball Championship. Their first state title in their 102 year history of being a local High School. I didn't attend Tech, but had many friends that did.
Dianna would be the girl third row from the right, fourth photo. Someone sent this to Abbi awhile back, maybe two years ago, and I forgot I had it. We don't know who sent it, and I can't verify 100 percent that it's her, but Doug and Abbi agree it is a very strong possibility that is is Dianna, and that she resembles Sylvia.
Nelson Price who wrote this article is also a local author who has written some of his own books. Nelson was at the book signing back in October which also included Forrest Bowman, Dick Cady, Robert Snow and Gary Ledbettter. After briefly talking to Forrest Bowman about his new book, Nelson commented about his work assignments to the Women's Prison in Indlps. of which this article is about. Nelson did not initially recognize who Gertrude was when he first arrived to interview these inmates. He stated that Gertrude's first comment was, " You don't know who I am do you". All the authors at the book signing were very personable and engaging when talking about their writings and careers.
Aw...Look at Paula using big words in the wrong context, you can't be complacent without being smug so there was no reason to say "smug complacency" smart one, and just to think we have looney tunes like this teaching our children.
Where did they send paula and gertrude when they were sentenced and are either one still alive i think paula may still be young enough to be so does anyone know her whereabouts if she is still alive
A small footnote about Addison Cleaners. further research indicates that sometime towards the end of 1964, this business moved down the street to a new location. Addison Cleaners relocated at 2119 W. Washington St. near Belmont Ave. Lester and Betty Likens were still listed as the business proprietors. Not sure why they moved their business to this new location. A few months later they moved to California. There is no listing for Addison Cleaners the following year.
The records show that both Betty and Lester worked at (or possibly owned) this small Cleaners located at 2542 west Washington St. Indlps. in 1964. Addison Cleaners is on the NW corner of Addison and W. Washington St. This would've been their last place of employment before moving to California in Feb. of 1965. Lester Likens work at a least 4 different dry cleaners/laundry businesses prior to 1965. Lux Laundry, Gregg Cleaners,Lawrence Cleaners, and Addison Cleaners. This location is only a few streets away from where the likens previously lived at on S. Harris St. in the 1950's.Addison Cleaners went out of business in 1965.
The left side of this duplex house is where Sylvia lived at when she attended her only full semester at Tech High School in 1964. Jenny & Benny went to IPS. # 3 by Rural & Washington St. while living here.
The old RCA factory on Michigan St. is in the process of being demolished. Many people that were part of this case worked at the RCA plant. Some of which were, the Vermillions, John Baniszewki Sr. (who retired from RCA), Betty Likens,and even Gertrude at one time.The factory closed in the 1990's along with the other RCA factories in Indiana.This site was once both a record stamping plant and television assembly plant.
When we visited Shanda's roadside memorial where she lost her life some 20 years ago, I couldn't help but notice the small plastic ziplock bag. Inside the bag appeared to be a few photos and a note written on the back of a sales receipt of some sort .Out of Respect for whomever left it, I didn't open it. This remote area where Shanda Sharer's burnt and mutilated body was found is about 15 miles north of Madison,Indiana.
According to a retired Indianapolis homicide detective, "Gertrude was already terminally ill upon her release in Dec. of 1985".
Where I live they have a few big old homes converted into those one room apartments, or house that are apartments on 2 different floors.
Apartments don't look like that where I live. It's interesting to see how different things are in different states.
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