The Bloody Benders were an alleged family of serial killers who owned a small general store and inn in Osage township, Labette County, Kansas from 1871 to 1873. The inn was a simple one room house divided into living quarters and the kitchen and store area. The family consisted of John Bender, Mrs. Bender, son John Jr. and daughter Kate. They killed 11 victims.
Little Slaughterhouse On The Prairie: The ghoulish tale of the family of serial killers known as the 'Bloody Benders'
Little Slaughterhouse on the Prairie: But behind tales of youthful innocence that brought fame to the area across the world, lurks a ghoulish story of real-life abduction and serial killing that author Laura Ingalls Wilder failed to mention