The Double Life of a Serial Killer
Review by Kim Cantrell
From a public viewpoint, Herb Baumeister was a happily married family man and a successful entrepreneur.
Behind the closed doors of his Fox Hollow Farm mansion in Carmel, Indiana, however, was a different story.
When Baumeister was able to find away from his home and business, he was cruising the gay bars of Indianapolis, meeting men; men who too often were never seen again by their family and friends.
Then Fox Hollow Farm began to reveal its dark secrets when skeletal remains were discovered.
Just how many men did Herb Baumeister kill? Was he the unidentified I-70 killer that roamed the crossroads of America in the 70s and 80s?
No one many never know the correct answers to those questions, although authors Fannie Weinstein and Melinda Wilson attempt to do so in their book Where the Bodies Are Buried.
Unfortunately, the authors are disorganized in their relaying of facts; bouncing from one occurrence to another, then retracing unnecessarily.
Despite the leaves-a-lot-to-be-desired writing, there is a little publicized, intriguing story within about a Midwest homosexual (bisexual?) serial killer.
I recommend Where the Bodies Are Buried only because there seems to be no other books written on this case.
Updates on the Baumeister family: As recent as late 2008, Herb Baumeister’s oldest child, Marne, appears to be an dedicated runner; often using her running skills as a fundraiser for charitable organizations.
Wisely dropping her husband’s name, Julie Saiter is employed with Old National Bank and frequently donates a large portion of her free time to worthy causes.
Updates on the two youngest Baumeister children were not available.