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Have you ever walked into a small locally owned convenience store and the owner gives you the creeps. He seems to follow you around watching you shop, stands a little too close and says things to you that make you feel odd, and uncomfortable. But once you leave you seem to convince yourself it was all in your head? I’m sure everyone experienced that. But this was not the case with the Bender family, there were many people that felt the same way, only they too convinced themselves it was all in their head ending up missing the next day. The Bender family stuck together, a little too close. And with a list of over 11 victims the family disappeared, and to this day they are considered America’s first family of serial killers.
This was a case I actually came across by searching less known serial killers. A lot of people know about the popular cases but I really want to cover both on my podcast. When I gave a quick read about this case is sparked my interest. My brain can’t wrap around the fact that these people have disappeared, forever.
I cant believe we haven’t found a story of what happened to them or their bodies, and I get it happened years ago, but I still feel like at this point we would have found them by now. But I guess with the way the investigation was carried out and the way they explained them off of other accounts could contribute to that.
What do you think happened to the Bender family? Do you think they even stuck together after leaving? It almost seems like to me they had plans all along to come and settle then start killing, so why would they split up after that? Its a very interesting case and let me know what you think down below!
Please keep your comments respectful to everyone involved in the case. We are here to spread awareness, not hate. Thanks!
Disclaimer: There could always be false information through my podcast. I do my best to research things to give you the most accurately covered cases possible, but I do make some mistakes and I do apologize for it. Nothing in this podcast should be taken as 100% facts and if you wish to know more about the case, I highly recommend doing your own research.