Gertrude Baniszewski


Is Gertrude Baniszewski Dead or Still Alive? Gertrude Baniszewski Birthday and Date of Death

Gertrude Baniszewski

Gertrude Baniszewski Death

Gertrude passed away on June 16, 1990 at the age of 60 in Laurel, Iowa, USA. Gertrude's cause of death was lung cancer.

Gertrude Baniszewski death quick facts:
  • When did Gertrude Baniszewski die?

    June 16, 1990
  • How did Gertrude Baniszewski die? What was the cause of death?

    Lung cancer
  • How old was Gertrude Baniszewski when died?

  • Where did Gertrude Baniszewski die? What was the location of death?

    Laurel, Iowa, USA

Gertrude Baniszewski Birthday and Date of Death

Gertrude Baniszewski was born on September 19, 1929 and died on June 16, 1990. Gertrude was 60 years old at the time of death.

Birthday: September 19, 1929
Date of Death: June 16, 1990
Age at Death: 60

Is Gertrude Baniszewski's father, Hugh M. Van Fossan Sr, dead or alive?

Hugh M. Van Fossan Sr's information is not available now.

Is Gertrude Baniszewski's mother, Mollie M. Oakley, dead or alive?

Mollie M. Oakley's information is not available now.

Gertrude Baniszewski - Biography

Gertrude Nadine Baniszewski, also known as Gertrude Wright and Nadine Van Fossan, was an Indiana murderer who, with the aid of most of her own children and neighborhood children, oversaw and facilitated the prolonged torture, mutilation, and eventual murder of Sylvia Likens, a teenage girl she had taken into her home.
When she was convicted of first-degree murder in 1966, the case was called the "single worst crime perpetrated against an individual in Indiana's history".

Baniszewski walked out of prison on December 4, 1985, and travelled to Iowa under the name Nadine Van Fossan. She died there of lung cancer in 1990. The fates of Baniszewski's children remains largely unknown. Paula Baniszewski moved to Iowa and assumed a new identity; internet rumors claim that she is still alive and lives on a farm somewhere in the Iowa countryside. Stephanie Baniszewski became a school teacher and assumed a new name.