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Born : August 27, 1906
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Birthplace : La Crosse, WI
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Gender : Male
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Religion : Unknown
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Ethnicity : White
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Died : July 26, 1984
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Location of Death : Mendota Medical Health Institute
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Cause of Death : Cancer
As a child he lived with his family on a
160 acre farm in Plainfield, Wisconsin a
few miles outside of the city.
 He grew up with his overbearing mother
and his drunk father.
 His mother constantly
forced religion onto him
and his younger brother.
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The brothers were brought being taught
that all worldly things were evil including
girls which the mom said were of the
devil.
 In 1940 his father died from his drinking
and his brother died in a fire.
 He was left to take care of his
overbearing mother.
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When his mother died in 1945 he was left
with no real friends in the world.
 After his mother’s death he blocked off
the rooms in his house that his mother
spent time in such as the kitchen all
rooms but one.
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Ed spent most of his time obsessing with
sexual fantasies and the human
anatomy.
 He was also interested in the experiments
the Nazis performed in the concentration
camps.
 He also met another loner named Gus.
Together they went to cemeteries and
dug up bodies from graves and took
them home.
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Gus assisted Ed for many years yet Ed
never told him his desire to be a woman.
 This is one reason Ed was so fascinated
with the female anatomy and the
reason he stole bodies from the grave for
dissection.
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He was familiarizing himself with the
anatomy of women.
 He would never have any operation be
performed but would construct a female
body suit which included a face and
breasts made completely from skin.
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Gus would eventually be taken back to
the asylum leaving Ed alone once again.
 Ed soon decided that instead of using
dead bodies for his experiments he
would resort to murder to acquire fresher
bodies.
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Police suspicion turned towards Gein on
November 16, 1957 when a local
Hardware store owner Bernice Worden
disappeared. Gein had been in the
previous night saying he would
return the following morning
for a gallon of anti-freeze.
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When police searched through the
receipts they discovered that the last
receipt to be accepted that morning
was for a gallon of anti-freeze. The police
then proceeded to search Gein’s
property for answers.
Upon searching the property police
found the decapitated body of Worden
in a shed.
 The body had been hung
upside down by ropes and
the insides cleaned out.
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What was found on Gein’s property was
not limited to Worden’s body. The police
found other paraphernalia such a:
 Four noses
 Whole human bones
and fragments Bowls
made from human skulls.
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Ed Gein had overwhelming evidence
against him so there was no chance for him
to get out of punishment or proven not
guilty.
 Ed did plea guilty due to reasons of insanity.
 Later, after a series of exams held at the
Central State Hospital for the Criminally
insane Ed Gein was deemed insane and
admitted to the Waupan State Hospital for
life.
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The discovery of Ed Gein and his crimes
caused a stir of fear and interest.
 Thousands drove to the “murder farm” to
see where all of the ghastly actions had
been performed.
 Later the house was burned down by the
locals as the house was seen as a place
of evil.
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There is no clear reason as to why
anyone would commit such violent acts.
 It is believed that the reason he killed
and robbed bodies of middle-aged
women resembling his mother was
because of his strong love hate
relationship he had with her.
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It is also believed that his fascination with
the female anatomy was because he
had a secret obsession of becoming a
women.
Ed Gein was accounted for just two
murders by the time he was arrested.
 He had committed countless accounts
of grave robbing with his friend Gus.
 He performed a variety of acts to his
victims such as necrophilia and used his
victims bodies to fashion ornaments and
clothing for himself.
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I feel that as horrible as his actions were
he is still an iconic figure in the horror
world.
 When someone pictures a true killer Ed
Gein comes up.
 While he was infamous for his killings I
also believe that it was not all his fault in
what he did.
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I believe that his obvious insanity greatly
affected his crime spree.
 I also believe that it was how he was
raised as a child.
 I believe that the overbearing nature of
his mother coupled with the isolation of
the farm life significantly influenced his
behavior.
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