Serial Killers: The Bloody Benders

Benders marker

Probable Victims
Joe Sowers [1869]
Mr. Jones [5/1871]
2 unidentified men [1871-1872]
Ben Brown [1872]
W.F. McCrotty [1872]
Henr McKenzie [12/1872]
Johnny Boyle [12/1872]
George Newton Longcor [12/1872]
Mary Ann Loncor [12/1872]
Dr William York [5/1873]
unidentified male
unidentified female
4 unidentified males

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Benderr home
Bender home

Evil Kin: The Bloody Benders
The Bloody Benders

Kate Bender
Kate Bender

John Bender Sr
Ma Bender
John Bender Jr.
Kate Bender

4 Responses

  1. Hi Bonnie. ;). I don’t know if you enjoy graphic novels much, but there’s a good one about the Benders; personally, it resembles more of a (black and white) comic book to me, but they call it a graphic novel. I liked it; there’s a real dearth of information about them, so this had to do.


  2. It’s called “The Saga of the Bloody Benders (A Treasury of Victorian Murder)”, by Rick Geary. There are other titles in the Treasury of Victorian Murder series they feature H.H. Holmes (“The Beast of Chicago”), Lizzie Borden and Jack the Ripper; there’s also a Treasury of XXth Century Murder (featuring “Lovers’ Lane: The Hall-Mills Mystery” among others), all by Rick Geary. He’s done graphic novels about the Lincoln assassination, J Edgar Hoover and the Lindbergh baby kidnapping, too; check them out on Amazon, you’ll find many more!


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