Edward Theodore Gein

Also known as the "Plainfield Ghoul"

Description of the crime: Ed Gein snatched bodies from graves, skinned them, and made decorations for his house. He eventually escalated to killing and shot 2 women with a .22 caliber rifle. His usual targets were middle-aged women who resembled his mother. He was arrested after the disappearance of Bernice Worden.

Suspects: Ed Gein, the graveyard owner

Victims: Mary Hogan, 54 (december 8, 1954); Bernice Worden, 58 (November 16, 1957). Grave robbing occurred between 1947-1952 where he exhumed over 40 graves.

Evidence:Bernice Worden owned a hardware store. Upon her disappearance, the police found blood smears in the hardware store and the receipt from the last transaction: made out to Ed Gein for antifreeze. The police secured a search warrant for his house and found human body parts used as decoration in his house and fashioned into masks and clothing.

Mystery to be solved: who killed Mary Hogan and Bernice Worden?

Ed Gein was found not guilty by reason of insanity and lived out the rest of his life in a mental hospital.

Narrator: a person in the town/a friend of Gein






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