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Kansas land up for auction was site of 1870s serial slayings


January 26, 2020

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas cropland that turned into a crime scene of serial slayings in the 1870s is up for auction.

The 162-acre tract where the Bender family killed at least 11 people will be sold off to the highest bidder by an Indiana-based auction company next month, The Wichita Eagle reported.

Accounts say the family of four who came to be known as the "Bloody Benders" would lure travelers into their home inviting them for a hot meal and a place to rest.

Once seated at the dinner table, instead of hospitality, these travelers would get their throats slit or heads bashed in — th...

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