A century-old mystery: Did serial kil...

A century-old mystery: Did serial killer fake her death?

There are 43 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Feb 11, 2008, titled A century-old mystery: Did serial killer fake her death?. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

For a hundred years, people have doubted whether a zinc-lined casket in a Forest Park cemetery really entombed the body of one of America's worst female serial killers.

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Jim A in Chicago

United States

#1 Feb 12, 2008
Great story. And it goes to show you how practical women are compared to men. A man will kill just to satisfy an urge but a woman has to have a reason; in this case, the insurance. She was probably verbal, too. Viva la différence!
Janey Doughy

San Antonio, TX

#3 Feb 12, 2008
This is an indication that serial killers have been around for a long time. It was just not as publicized as it is now with globalization.

So difficult for most of us to believe that people like this are in our midst.
MWeb

United States

#4 Feb 12, 2008
I read a story about this alleged serial killer a while back and am now very curious to learn if it is indeed Belle Gunness who was buried in the IN grave. This was a cold woman who outsmarted many in her day, so it's very plausible that she faked her death and started over in CA.
Maria

United States

#6 Feb 12, 2008
Wow, now that's a story. I sure hope they follow up with the dna info. Wonder if there's a website dedictated to the recent investigation.
Hank

Saint Charles, IL

#7 Feb 12, 2008
I hope they solve this one. I'd hate to think she's still running around killing off Norwegian bachelor farmers.

I'd check Lake Wobegon first. Probably a good place to hide.
LBL

Sacramento, CA

#10 Feb 12, 2008
Whats the difference if she was in the grave or not? It happenned in 1908. She is dead by now anyway.
Cary Grant

Scipio, IN

#11 Feb 12, 2008
Wonder if this could have been the story the old play "Arsenic and Old Lace" was based on?
eric carter

United States

#14 Feb 12, 2008
i think that tis is crazy that they are still looking for this woman its not lyke if they fond out it was her she would get in trouble. she cant shes dead so leave alone. there are many other recent crimes that need solving.
Done

Naperville, IL

#15 Feb 12, 2008
There is a movie special about her its called women who kills. I watch it on the history channel.
Sheila

Chicago, IL

#16 Feb 12, 2008
MinisterP wrote:
Yes we are
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So, minister p, you are saying you are a serial killer? All you cops blogging here, please check him out.
Mr Machine

United States

#17 Feb 12, 2008
What is the big deal?
Steven

Hollywood, FL

#18 Feb 12, 2008
Eerie, I'm amazed they would let a headless torso, go by without suppiscion?
Steven

Hollywood, FL

#19 Feb 12, 2008
Thanks, Ronnie D Very interesting
Gene Pool

Bringhurst, IN

#22 Feb 12, 2008
MWeb wrote:
I read a story about this alleged serial killer a while back and am now very curious to learn if it is indeed Belle Gunness who was buried in the IN grave. This was a cold woman who outsmarted many in her day, so it's very plausible that she faked her death and started over in CA.
Duh, that's what the 3 pg story is about. You are a rocket scientist.
HOT in TENNESSEE

Columbia, SC

#23 Feb 12, 2008
Sounds to me that Mrs. Gunness was a very sneaky woman. If they find that the body buried in Indiana they will undoubtedly go to California where they may find the real Mrs. Gunness is buried as Ms. Carlson. Now wouldn't that be a kick in the head after all these years?
Sounds like Gunness hated men in general.
mlondon

United States

#24 Feb 12, 2008
LBL wrote:
Whats the difference if she was in the grave or not? It happenned in 1908. She is dead by now anyway.
For the same reason that there will be investigations until the end of time as to who Jack the Ripper was, or if Lizzie Borden really *did* kill her father and step-mother. We have an incessent curiosity and need to know. It's why books like Erik Larson's "Devil in the White City" and "Thunderstruck" were such huge successes, despite the fact that the mysterious crimes took place well over 100 years ago.
Scott

United States

#25 Feb 12, 2008
Isn't every movie/show on Lifetime centered around this theme?
Colleen

Bronx, NY

#26 Feb 12, 2008
HOT in TENNESSEE wrote:
Sounds like Gunness hated men in general.
...in addition to babies, young women, and apparently - if the tests provide proof of speculations - her own children. Talk about sick...
MWeb

United States

#27 Feb 12, 2008
Excuse me, Gene Pool (must have been a shallow one, apparently), that is exactly what I was saying in my post. The theory is very possible and even probable.

You may now go back to watching Springer.
Gene Pool wrote:
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Duh, that's what the 3 pg story is about. You are a rocket scientist.
eddie shore

Chicago, IL

#28 Feb 12, 2008
It seems she didnt like norwegian wood.

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