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Little Slaughterhouse On The Prairie: The ghoulish tale of the family of serial killers known as the 'Bloody Benders'

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

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Little Slaughterhouse On The Prairie: The ghoulish tale of the family of serial killers known as the 'Bloody Benders'

Little Slaughterhouse On The Prairie: The ghoulish tale of the family of serial killers known as the 'Bloody Benders' | Daily Mail Online

Wimpy Bars - It was such a treat to go in these in the 70's. Anyone remember scampi fritters? Or did I imagine them?

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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.

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Little Slaughterhouse On The Prairie: The ghoulish tale of the family of serial killers known as the 'Bloody Benders'

House of horror: The Benders would smash their guests over the head with a hammer from behind a strategically-placed curtain before tipping their body through a trap door into a made-to-measure cellar

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Little Slaughterhouse On The Prairie: The ghoulish tale of the family of serial killers known as the 'Bloody Benders'

Set in the God-fearing town of Independence, Kansas, Little House On The Prairie plotlines rarely ventured beyond the realms of Sunday School and town gossip.

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I lived in Oakland County during the killings & was the age of the victims. It was a tense time. A well known substitute teacher, whom I had lots of times, was a prime suspect.

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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

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