Unreal Estate: Dirty Money? Selling Soil From Killer's Property


Each week, AOL Real Estate probes the corners of the Web to bring you offbeat dispatches from the world of real estate. This week: stories of hapless intruders, including a thirsty 8-year-old who got stuck in a neighbor's chimney, a cantankerous hawk and a swarm of bats that has prompted a lawsuit.

But first, a commercial break for a real killer product. Literally. Entrepreneurs Eric and Jessika Gein (their surname is adopted from famous murderer and body-mutilator, Ed Gein, which ought to tell you something) have been peddling soil from a serial killer's property. AOL Jobs reports that the Jacksonville, Fla., couple got an accomplice to scoop up two bags of soil at the Cleveland home of convicted murderer Anthony Sowell and are selling it for $25 a gram on their crime memorabilia website. (The price, AOL Jobs notes, is almost five times the average price of low grade marijuana.) Sowell was convicted in July of killing 11 women and now waits on Ohio's death row.