Questioning Ed Gein about the death of Bernice Worden in 1957, state investigator Joe Wilimovsky brought up questions about Henry's death. George W. Arndt, who studied the case, wrote that, in retrospect, it was "possible and likely" that Henry's death was "the ' Cain and Abel ' aspect of this case".
- Eddie, The Mad Butcher, The Plainfield Ghoul, The Plainfield Butcher, The Butcher of Plainfield
- Edward Theodore Gein, August 27, 1906, La Crosse, Wisconsin, U.S.
- 2 murders confirmed, 7 suspected, 9 corpses mutilated (obtained from desecrated graves)
- Institutionalized in the Mendota Mental Health Institute
Ed Gein, in full Edward Theodore Gein, also called the Butcher of Plainfield, (born August 27, 1906, La Crosse, Wisconsin, U.S.—died July 26, 1984, Madison, Wisconsin), American serial killer whose gruesome crimes gained worldwide notoriety and inspired numerous books and horror films. Gein endured a difficult childhood. His father was an alcoholic, and his mother was verbally abusive toward ...
- John Philip Jenkins
Apr 2, 2014 · Ed Gein was a notorious killer and grave robber. His activities inspired the creation of some of Hollywood's most infamous characters, including Norman Bates of 'Psycho.'
Jan 29, 2022 · Born Edward Theodore Gein on Aug. 27, 1906, in La Crosse, Wisconsin, Ed came of age under the influence of his religious and domineering mother, Augusta. She raised Ed and his brother Henry to believe that the world was full of evil, that women were “vessels of sin,” and that drinking and immortality were the instruments of the devil.
- All That's Interesting
Ed was arrested on November 16th, 1957, for shooting Worden with a .22 caliber rifle. The mutilations were performed after her death. During the interrogation, he also admitted to shooting Mary Hogan. Gein was charged for one count of first degree murder in Waushara Count Court. He pleaded not guilty for reasons of insanity.
Edward Theodore "Ed" Gein (August 27, 1906 – July 26, 1984) was an American serial killer. Gein was found guilty of only two murders . Gein is considered by many to be even more well known because of several movies that were based in part on him.