As per our current Database, Sylvia Likens has been died on Oct 26, 1965 (age 16).
When Sylvia Likens die, Sylvia Likens was 16 years old.
|Popular As||Sylvia Likens|
|Age||16 years old|
|Born||January 3, 1949 (Indiana)|
Sylvia Likens’s zodiac sign is Capricorn. According to astrologers, Capricorn is a sign that represents time and responsibility, and its representatives are traditional and often very serious by nature. These individuals possess an inner state of independence that enables significant progress both in their personal and professional lives. They are masters of self-control and have the ability to lead the way, make solid and realistic plans, and manage many people who work for them at any time. They will learn from their mistakes and get to the top based solely on their experience and expertise.
Sylvia Likens was born in the Year of the Ox. Another of the powerful Chinese Zodiac signs, the Ox is steadfast, solid, a goal-oriented leader, detail-oriented, hard-working, stubborn, serious and introverted but can feel lonely and insecure. Takes comfort in friends and family and is a reliable, protective and strong companion. Compatible with Snake or Rooster.
Tragically, this sixteen-year-old girl became a victim of homicide at the hands of her temporary guardian, Gertrude Baniszewski, and two of Baniszewski's children (along with two neighborhood boys who assisted in the killing). The contributing factors in her death were shock, malnutrition from intentional starvation, and a traumatic brain injury.
Before she was murdered, Likens was tortured and starved by Baniszewski on numerous occasions. The abuse began when Likens' father was late on a babysitting payment to Baniszewski.
A prosecutor in Baniszewski's murder trial called the death of Sylvia Likens the worst violent crime in Indiana's history.
She and her siblings Diana, Danny, Jenny, and Benny were born in Lebanon, Indiana, to Betty Grimes Likens and Lester Cecil Likens. The children's parents were unhappily married, traveling carnival workers; as a result, Sylvia Likens and her siblings were often cared for by neighbors and friends.
She was portrayed by Actress Ellen Page in the 2007 film An American Crime.