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Comment by Azles223 » April 15th, 2015, 1:33 pm

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the small roadside memorial for shanda sharer
the small roadside memorial for shanda sharer
 
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October 6th, 2012, 8:50 pm
I remember this. Poor Shanda! I hope she's resting in peace now. No one else can hurt her anymore, either.

Comment by Azles223 » April 13th, 2015, 1:48 pm

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The Teen-age torture murder that shocked Indianapolis - Page 1 - 09-66
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March 13th, 2011, 6:12 am
Great find! Gertie and Ricky's pics freak me out. *shivers*

Comment by Azles223 » April 13th, 2015, 1:47 pm

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Stephanie Baniszewski - 7th grade picture - 4th row
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March 13th, 2011, 6:21 am
Everyone keeps saying Stephanie was the attractive one of the Ban family, but I just don't see it.

Comment by mrdg1 » April 11th, 2015, 11:26 pm

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abandon old bakery across the st. near 3850 new york.
abandon old bakery across the st. near 3850 new york.
 
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March 27th, 2011, 10:20 pm
The donuts that Gertrude tried to make Sylvia eat probably were bought at this bakery by Bradly & New York st. Shirley's birthday cake from early July of 1965 was most likely purchased here as well. The bakery in 1965 was called Boyden's Bakery.

Comment by Azles223 » April 6th, 2015, 1:59 pm

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the white castle resturant at lasalle and washington st.
the white castle resturant at lasalle and washington st.
 
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June 12th, 2011, 10:56 pm
I think I remember reading somewhere that Sylvia liked to eat at White Castle. I sure did. I'm from Indiana, and I enjoyed White Castles very much! :D

Comment by mrdg1 » March 22nd, 2015, 8:25 pm

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Rollerland Building around 1959 Pennsylvania Ave. Indlps.
Rollerland Building around 1959 Pennsylvania Ave. Indlps.
 
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May 21st, 2014, 9:00 pm
During the early and mid 1960's many IPS schools (including IPS. 62) had skating parties at Rollerland. Both Sylvia and Jenny attended IPS. 62 on 10th & Wallace in the early 1960's. I always wondered if they ever were able to attend one of their school's skating parties while in the 7th & 8th grade.

Comment by mrdg1 » March 17th, 2015, 9:17 pm

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1726 n colorado likens residence around 1963
1726 n colorado likens residence around 1963
 
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April 6th, 2011, 10:32 pm
mrdg1 wrote:While living at 1726 Colorado St. Sylvia and Jenny didn't have to take a bus to church. The Christian Church they attended at 16th & Colorado St. was only a block away from their house at 1726.
The house to the left of 1726 was the neighbor and friend of Lester Likens. Delmar Burton lived at 1724 Colorado Ave. Evidently Lester and Delmar stayed in touch with one another in 1965. He knew the exact location where Sylvia's parents were staying in Jacksonville Florida on October 26th 1965. Delmar Burton made the dreaded phone call to Lester Likens, informing him that his daughter had been murdered.

Comment by mrdg1 » March 12th, 2015, 9:12 pm

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April 6th, 2011, 10:32 pm
While living at 1726 Colorado St. Sylvia and Jenny didn't have to take a bus to church. The Christian Church they attended at 16th & Colorado St. was only a block away from their house at 1726.

Comment by BTIndyIN » March 11th, 2015, 6:14 pm

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Shanda Renee Sharer Roadside Memorial Jefferson County,Ind.
Shanda Renee Sharer Roadside Memorial Jefferson County,Ind.
 
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March 10th, 2013, 9:56 pm
This still appears desolate, all of these years later.

Comment by BTIndyIN » March 8th, 2015, 1:06 pm

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looking west on new york st.
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March 27th, 2011, 11:18 am
mrdg1 wrote:
BTIndyIN wrote: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.
Yes,.. the Mcguire's lived on the left side of the duplex and the Vermillions lived on the right side directly next to 3850. Robert Hanlon lived on the other side of the double at 3852 facing Denny St. Mrs. Vermillion called Leroy New only to help Mr. Hanlon when he was falsely charged on breaking and entering Gertrude's side of the house.
Thank you, MRDG1! You are extremely knowledgable with respect to this case. Your many contributions to this site are truly appreciated.

Comment by mrdg1 » March 5th, 2015, 10:27 pm

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Hobbs home 2015
Hobbs home 2015
 
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February 11th, 2015, 7:45 pm
When Woodrow Hobbs remarried after his wife's death, he decided to pack up and leave Denny St. Eventually moving to the far eastside of Indlps. Before his death, Richard Hobbs also decided a change of scenery might be a good as well, and moved into a apartment complex on the far eastside of Indlps.

Comment by mrdg1 » March 5th, 2015, 10:10 pm

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looking west on new york st.
looking west on new york st.
 
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March 27th, 2011, 11:18 am
BTIndyIN wrote: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.
Yes,.. the Mcguire's lived on the left side of the duplex and the Vermillions lived on the right side directly next to 3850. Robert Hanlon lived on the other side of the double at 3852 facing Denny St. Mrs. Vermillion called Leroy New only to help Mr. Hanlon when he was falsely charged on breaking and entering Gertrude's side of the house.

Comment by BTIndyIN » March 4th, 2015, 12:13 am

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looking west on new york st.
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March 27th, 2011, 11:18 am
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.

Comment by BTIndyIN » March 4th, 2015, 12:01 am

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house where randy lepper live at in 1965 3902 e new york st.
house where randy lepper live at in 1965 3902 e new york st.
 
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April 14th, 2011, 8:34 pm
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.

Comment by mrdg1 » March 1st, 2015, 9:13 pm

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March 27th, 2011, 11:18 am
BTIndyIN wrote: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.
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.

Comment by mrdg1 » March 1st, 2015, 8:59 pm

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mayor greg ballard by sylvia's memorial
mayor greg ballard by sylvia's memorial
 
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May 7th, 2011, 3:52 pm
Denise1 wrote:What's wrong with the guy smiling? Maybe he is happy to be there or maybe Sylvia brings him joy. Do you think Sylvia want's everyone to be miserable and unhappy?
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.

Comment by Denise1 » March 1st, 2015, 4:52 pm

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mayor greg ballard by sylvia's memorial
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May 7th, 2011, 3:52 pm
What's wrong with the guy smiling? Maybe he is happy to be there or maybe Sylvia brings him joy. Do you think Sylvia want's everyone to be miserable and unhappy?

Comment by BTIndyIN » February 28th, 2015, 8:03 pm

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looking west on new york st.
looking west on new york st.
 
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March 27th, 2011, 11:18 am
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.

Comment by moelhugo » February 28th, 2015, 12:06 pm

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wherestepswere
wherestepswere
 
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February 11th, 2015, 7:33 pm
Weird no neighbours heard Sylvias cry for help :(

Comment by moelhugo » February 28th, 2015, 12:05 pm

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February 11th, 2015, 7:38 pm
Is it a house with flats?

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