Profession: Murderer and Body Snatcher
Why Famous: Gained widespread notoriety for his murders after authorities discovered Gein had exhumed corpses from local graveyards and fashioned trophies and keepsakes from their bones and skin.
Influenced the creation of several fictional killers, including Norman Bates of the movie and novel "Psycho".
- 1957-11-16 American murderer and bodysnatcher Ed Gein kills his last victim
- 1957-12-25 Ed Gein found not guilty by reason of insanity for a series of murders