Lucy, Myrtle, and Phillip have been dead for a century, but their bodies will bear mute witness to their fates. Were they the victims of the Lady Bluebeard? Did Belle Gunness murder her children, stage the scene, and escape?
The scope of the new DNA investigation of serial killer Belle Gunness has now expanded. Last week, the remains of three of her children were exhumed from a suburban Chicago cemetery. As it turns out, when Belle's body (?) was exhumed earlier in the year, some extra bones, belonging to children, were found inside. Either the bones were mixed up when the four of them were buried or Belle was an even more prolific and evil killer than we already knew she was.
The image at right is of the April, 1908 fire investigation at Belle's farm, via the Laporte County Historical Society.
The newest twist on this 100-year-old mystery continues to make headlines across the Midwest. For more --
American Bar Association Journal: New Tests in 1908 Murder Mystery
Chicago Tribune: Kids' graves opened [with photos of the exhumation]; More bodies exhumed to try to solve 100-year-old mystery
Fox News: Children's remains exhumed
And more more background on the case, check out The Belle Gunness site from the LaPorte County Public Library