Murder Houses? Yes, please! (PHOTOS)
Halloween has me getting all kinds of creepy feels. Today, I decided to hunt for murder houses that are still being used today. I found 4 pretty notorious homes that just happened to be listed on Zillow and gave us a glimpse of the past, in present tense.
The Wonderland Murder House (townhouse)
The Wonderland Murder or Four on the Floor Murders or the Laurel Canyon Murders, happened on July 1, 1981. Four people were killed with what is believed to be hammers and steel pies. There was one survivor, but she was never able to name the killers. It's said the attack was planned by nightclub owner and organized crime member, Eddie Nash, an employee, Gregory Diles and porn star, John Holmes. All 3 were arrested, charged and acquitted for the crimes. In 2001, Nash who'd been arrested and charged with a number of federal crimes, including conspiring to carry out the Wonderland Murders, admitted to authorities he ordered his associates to get his stolen property from the condo. He never admitted to ordering the murders.
LaBianca Murder House
In the early morning hours of August 10, 1965, the day after the Manson Family killed Sharon Tate and 4 other people, Charles Manson decided his followers needed to kill again saying he would "show them how to do it". It's said Manson was annoyed with how sloppy and out of control the Tate murders turned out. They ended up at the home of Leo and Rosemary LaBianca. This is the house we all know from pictures with the words "rise", "death to pigs" and "helter skelter" written on the walls in the LaBianca's blood.
The Black Dahlia Murder House
On January 15, 1947, Elizabeth Short was found murdered and bisected in the Leimert Park neighborhood of Los Angeles laid out in plain sight for someone to find. This is one of the most famous unsolved murders in United States history. In 2003, Steve Hodel wrote a book called "Black Dahlia Avenger", where he names his father George as the person who tortured, murdered and dissected Smart in their home. His father, George Hodel was the prime suspect in the case, but was never charged for the crime.
The Dahmer Murder House
On June 18, 1978 Jeffrey Dahmer murdered his first victim, hitchhiker Steven Hicks, by hitting him with a barbell and then strangling him. He then hid the body in a crawl space under his house. Later Dahmer removed the body from the crawl space and buried it in a shallow grave in the back yard. Later, he unearthed the body, cut it into pieces, dissolved the body in acid, crushed his bones with a hammer and scattered them all around the property. Dahmer would go on to murder 16 more men before getting caught.
What about the Amityville Horror House?
Of course, I wanted to include that home in this story. Naturally, the owners are tired of the history and all the onlookers, so they have blurred out the house in Google Maps, and I can't find other pictures anywhere. We all know what went down. Now, maybe we just respect their privacy.