LAPORTE -- The story of a famous serial killer accused of murdering more than 20 people in LaPorte could become a movie.
LaPorte native Steve Ruminski is trying to raise money to tell the story of Belle Gunness. Around the turn of the 20th century she allegedly lured men to her LaPorte farm after getting them to sell everything they owned, bring cash, and not tell anyone where they were going.
Then they were never heard from again.
But the real mystery is if Gunness got away with murder. One night her home caught fire. The bodies of her three children were found next to the body of a headless woman. Many historians believe the body was not Belle's.
“She didn't die in the fire,” said Gunness expert Bruce Johnson. “I don't believe that was Belle's body. I believe she escaped and that was somebody else. Some unknown person.”
Ruminski has already made a documentary about Gunness, but decided to pursue a feature film.