Belle Gunness

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1859 – 1908


Who was Belle Gunness?

Belle Sorenson Gunness was a Norwegian-American serial killer.

Standing six feet tall and weighing over 200 pounds, she was a physically strong woman. She killed most of her suitors and boyfriends, and her two daughters, Myrtle and Lucy. She may also have killed both of her husbands and all of her children, on different occasions. Her apparent motives involved collecting life insurance, cash and other valuables, and eliminating witnesses. Reports estimate that she killed between 25 and 40 people over several decades.


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Nov 11, 1859
  • United States of America
Apr 28, 1908
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