Belle Gunness Serial killer. Number of victims: 13 - 42 Men and children (She killed most of her suitors and boyfriends, and her two daughters, Myrtle and Lucy. She may also have killed both of her husbands & all her children). Poisoning/Bludgeoning. 1908 the bodies of Gunness' children were found in the home's wreckage, but the headless adult female corpse never positively identified. She was never tracked down death has never been confirmed.
Belle Gunness Belle Gunness with her children Lucy and Myrtle Sorenson, and Phillip Gunness, c. 1908 Background information Birth name Brynhild Paulsdatter Størseth Also known as Hell's Belle Born November 11, 1859 Selbu, Norway Died April 28, 1908 ? Cause of death Unknown Killings Number of victims 40+ Country USA State(s) Illinois, Indiana, Date apprehended never caught
Belle GUNNESS - On April 28, 1908 the bodies of Gunness' children were found in the home's wreckage, but the headless adult female corpse found with them was never positively identified. She was never tracked down and her death has never been confirmed.
Norwegian born Belle Gunness immigrated to the U.S. in 1881. A series of suspicious fires and deaths (mostly resulting in insurance awards) followed. Belle also began posting notices in lovelorn columns to entice wealthy men to her farm, after which they were never seen again. Authorities eventually found the remains of over 40 victims on her property, but Belle disappeared without a trace.