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How America's First 'Serial Killer Family' Murdered People Will Scare You

It can't be helped that people sometimes wonder about killers and how their minds work. People want to know what drives a man to murder, rape, or steal from innocent people. Still, it must be understood that each incident has its own unique set of circumstances.

Likewise, it's time for us to know more about America's first family that was composed of serial killers. Read on!

How America's First 'Serial Killer Family' Murdered People Will Scare You

How America's First 'Serial Killer Family' Murdered People Will Scare You

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Meet the Bender family.

Meet the Bender family.

This family was composed of two adults and their two kids. John Bender and Elvira Bender were the parents while their kids were named Kate and John Jr.

They lived in Labette County in Kansas.

They lived in Labette County in Kansas.

Likewise, they had an inn and a general store from 1871 until 1873.

During those years alone, the Bender Family was accused of killing around a dozen people.

During those years alone, the Bender Family was accused of killing around a dozen people.

Specifically, the deadly family killed them at their inn.

The Bender Family had a distinct style of capturing their victims.

The Bender Family had a distinct style of capturing their victims.

They would allow the guest to be at the seat of honor during meal time.

They had a trap door just below the seat at the dining table.

They had a trap door just below the seat at the dining table.

John would be the one to pulverize the victim with a hammer while another family member would slit the throat.

The Bender Family put all of their victims under the trap door.

The Bender Family put all of their victims under the trap door.

Once it was dark enough, they would take them out of that location and bury them outside.

However, the Bender family members might not be related in the first place.

However, the Bender family members might not be related in the first place.

John was known to have come from Germany while Elvira actually had many husbands before John. Some believe Elvira killed her former husbands.

John Jr. could have been the husband of Kate instead of being her brother.

John Jr. could have been the husband of Kate instead of being her brother.

Of course, it was widely acknowledged that it was Kate who was the real child of Elvira.

Initially, the Osage people were blamed for the disappearances of several people.

Initially, the Osage people were blamed for the disappearances of several people.

However, the Bender Family suddenly disappeared as soon as the county started to conduct an investigation.

Officials discovered the trap door and eleven bodies at the Bender property.

Officials discovered the trap door and eleven bodies at the Bender property.

It was a truly horrifying sight.

Nobody really knows where the Bender Family escaped to.

Nobody really knows where the Bender Family escaped to.

It's terrifying to think that they might have murdered more people.

Others think that the Bender Family assumed new identities. 

Others think that the Bender Family assumed new identities. 

It was also argued that the members of the family separated from each other in the end, but nobody knows for sure.

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