According to a resident identified as Tonia, out-of-state vehicles frequently pass by the Springfield, Mo., residence, with tourists stopping to take pictures, causing disturbance to the neighborhood. Tonia mentioned that the recent change in the house color from pink to blue has resulted in confusion, leading tourists to approach neighbors seeking confirmation if they are at the correct location.
New residents have moved into the property
Tonia informed TMZ that she has chosen not to disclose details to protect the privacy of the current occupants – a new mother-daughter duo living at the site of the former murder.
Another neighbor, Thomas Pengilly, expressed concern about potential visitors with “bad intentions” and found the situation “stressful” for nearby residents. He suggested that the traumatic history of the house warranted its demolition and advised curious onlookers to engage in more meaningful activities.
A third resident, Sam Baker, highlighted the increased traffic caused by the influx of tourists, particularly affecting the street where his children often play. The ongoing fascination with the house has become an aggravating factor for local residents.
Gypsy Rose and Clauddine have not resided in the house since the former was incarcerated for orchestrating the murder of her mother in June 2015. The murder was a response to the abuse Gypsy suffered due to her mother’s Munchausen by proxy syndrome, a condition where a caregiver fabricates or induces illness in a child.
Habitat for Humanity initially provided the home to the mother-daughter duo in an attempt to offer financial assistance. After the property was vacated following the murder, Greene County Public Administrator David Yancey was appointed to safeguard it from potential risks. It seems the house has been occupied since then, according to neighbors who spoke to TMZ.
The property’s estimated value in 2015 was approximately $72,500, but its current worth remains uncertain due to the significant publicity and notoriety it has garnered.
Gypsy Rose, sentenced to 10 years in prison for second-degree murder in 2016, was released on parole on December 28, 2023, and currently resides in Louisiana with her husband, Ryan Scott Anderson.