Ma Barker's Florida Hideout for Sale

Jeffrey Dahmer's Ohio home also on market
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 22, 2012 5:25 PM CDT
Ma Barker in an undated file photo.   (AP Photo, File)

(Newser) – Two houses now on the market are getting attention thanks to previous occupants:

  • Ma Barker: The lakefront hideout in Ocklawaha, Florida, where the FBI gunned down her and a son in 1935 is up for sale for $1 million, reports Reuters. It's even got bullet holes—along with 11 acres and a sandy beach. Though Barker is reputed to have been a gangster mastermind, Reuters notes that there's little evidence she had much to do with her four sons' criminal exploits. See more about the house and Barker here.

  • Jeffrey Dahmer: His childhood home in Akron is on the market for $329,000, reports the Akron Beacon Journal. It has the unfortunate claim to fame of being the site of Dahmer's first murder and dismemberment, in 1978. A musician has been living there since 2005, and he says the house is a gem, but "you've gotta kind of get past the horror factor." See photos here.
(Read more Ma Barker stories.)

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