Ed Gein

Murderer and Body Snatcher Ed Gein Full Name: Ed Gein

United States of America

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".

Born: August 27, 1906
Birthplace: La Crosse County, Wisconsin, USA
Star Sign: Virgo

Died: July 26, 1984 (aged 77)
Cause of Death: Respiratory failure due to lung cancer

Historical Events in the Life of Ed Gein

  • 1957-11-16 US murderer and bodysnatcher Ed Gein kills his last victim
  • 1957-12-25 Ed Gein found insane of murder

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