“When she showed us the house, she said you can have this table if you want,” McGhaw said.
But it's what happened downstairs that freaks her out the most. That's where Travis recorded some of his crimes; at one point he sent the St. Louis Post Dispatch a map to identify victim 17. Some of the victims were tied to a pole in the basement.
“This whole basement was his torture chamber and it’s not okay,” she said.
McGhaw called her landlord, begging to get out of the lease, but the landlord wasn't sympathetic.
Turns out the landlord is the killer's mom.
“She said ‘no you signed a lease you need to stay there until the lease is up.’’’
News 4 called Travis' mother; she claims she told McGhaw about the home's dark past. McGhaw says that's not true, she would have remembered the people murdered in the basement part.
A local agent said murders, suicides and violent crimes don't require disclosure - only material defects need to be noted.