The Bloody Benders: This photograph from 1873 shows the graves found behind the Bender farm. It was noticed that the Benders' garden was always freshly plowed but never planted

The Bloody Benders: This photograph from 1873 shows the graves found behind the Bender farm. It was noticed that the Benders' garden was always freshly plowed but never planted

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 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 Bloody Benders of Labette County, Kansas (John Jr, son or common law husband of Kate)

The Bloody Benders of Labette County, Kansas (John Jr, son or common law husband of Kate)

Investigators pieced together what happened,guests at the inn were urged to sit in a chair for their meal then from behind the curtain the guest would be hit on the head with a hammer and have his throat cut.His body then dro[[ed into the trap door to the cellar.

Investigators pieced together what happened,guests at the inn were urged to sit in a chair for their meal then from behind the curtain the guest would be hit on the head with a hammer and have his throat cut.His body then dro[[ed into the trap door to the cellar.

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, his wife Mrs. Bender (later referred to as Kate Sr. since no one knew her given name), son John Jr. and daughter Kate.

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, his wife Mrs. Bender (later referred to as Kate Sr. since no one knew her given name), son John Jr. and daughter Kate.

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