Belle wasn't the prettiest woman around, but she attracted plenty of men. She married four times and bore several children, but suffered a series of tragedies. Her neighbors felt sorry for her. How much heartbreak could one woman endure? Then tragedy struck again.
On April 28, 1908, fire destroyed her farmhouse. Police found four bodies in the basement. Three were identified as Belle's young children. They assumed the fourth was Belle, but identification was difficult. The head was missing. Questions arose. It wasn't the first time.
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