Here's the story . . .
The top belonged to serial killer, Dorothea Helen Puente, also known as the Death House Landlady. She ran a boarding house in Sacramento for the elderly and disabled. She began her killing spree in the early 1980s when she was in her 50s. Since most serial killers begin earlier in life, I suspect she may have murdered before, but the string of murders in the 1980s are all we know of. Her motivation was money, and she's suspected of murdering 15 people over the period of 6 years. She was tried for nine of those murders and convicted on three. She was apprehended on November 11, 1988.
Dorothea lived to be 82 years old. She died in prison in 2011. She was married four times and had three children she gave up. When she was in her 30s in the 1960s, she owned a brothel. This top was from those years. Back then, she wore it often and took exceptionally good care of it. Apparently, this top was among her favorite things and one of the few items she kept with her all those years.
We have a deeply haunted jacket (listed) that belonged to Dorothea. We were approached by the same gentleman we received the jacket from asking if we'd like some of Dorothea's clothing and shoes. That's how we got this top. While the jacket (listed) is haunted, as far as we know, this top is not. But it does have a dark energy presence to it. You can feel the energy coming from it.
It's a pretty top. I wore it and the green top for a while just to see if I felt different. The only thing I felt was strong energy and excitement. I didn't have a personality change or anything like that. There's a major difference between this top and the jacket. The jacket is much more intense. Anyone could wear this top, as a top, without concern. Its history is what makes it exceptionally unusual.
The tags were cut out of the top, but I was told it's a size small. I wear a small, and it fit me well. It's nice quality but not outstanding. It has a sexy knot design, lower cut in the front, ribbed throughout, long-sleeves, and it's black. It's between 15 to 17 inches, depending on how you'd like to wear it. It's body hugging kind of stretchy so it can be pulled down a bit depending on your preference and body shape. We don't accept returns so please be sure before purchasing this item.
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Sexy Black Ribbed Top That Belonged To An Infamous Serial Killer From Her Brothel Days. Very Good Condition. Dark Energy. Small..
Here's the story . . .