LaPorte murder mystery revisited by Friends of New Buffalo Library
33 N Thompson St, New Buffalo, Michigan 49117
The mystery surrounding 14 murders, and possibly more, in LaPorte, Ind., around the turn of the 20th Century will be the subject of the Community Forum sponsored by the Friends of New Buffalo Library on Tuesday, Aug. 20, at 6 p.m. Eastern.
Bruce Johnson, president of the LaPorte County Historical Society, will screen a film he wrote and narrated about the murders committed by Belle Gunness on her farm which was purchased with insurance money from the death of her first husband in a suspicious sausage grinder accident. Through want ads in Scandinavian newspapers, Gunness attracted men to her home with promises of a bright future. Those who came were never seen again until a house fire and a persistent relative of one of the victims led to their remains on Gunness’ farm.
The movie, which is not for children, will be followed by questions and answers.