When the Bender family disappeared from Labette county, Kansas, in 1873, they left a dozen bodies buried in the garden of their home.
But who were they? Who were their victims? And why did people take bricks from their well as souvenirs?
Today Betwixt the Sheets, Kate is joined by Susan Jonusas to explore the mystery of the Benders, a family of serial killers, and finding out how their crimes were handled by the law enforcement and the press of the time.
*WARNING this episode includes discussion of murder.*
Produced by Charlotte Long and Sophie Gee. Mixed by Sophie Gee.
Betwixt the Sheets: The History of Sex, Scandal & Society. A podcast by History Hit.