"Silence of the Lambs"
Serial Killer Behavior
Obsessively devoted to his mother until her death in 1945, Gein never left home or dated women. After she died Gein had a obsession with digging up buried female corpses.He would cut off body parts and keep them as trophies, returning the corpses back to the graved. 1954, Ed Gein turned from grave robbing to murder which he did often.
Police suspected Gein to be involved in the disappearance of a store clerk, Bernice Worden, in Plainfield on November 16, 1957. Upon entering a shed on his property, they made their first horrific discovery of the night: Worden’s corpse. She had been decapitated, her headless body hung upside down by means of ropes at her wrists and a crossbar at her ankles. Most horribly, the body’s trunk was empty, the ribcage split and the body “dressed out” like that of a deer.Police implicated him in the murders of two women in 1957.During the investigations, police learned that he had practiced sexual intercourses with the dead female corpse. Gein was ultimately found guilty of murder by reason of insanity.
He was confined in various criminal institutions, including the Central State Hospital in Wisconsin.Where he died of respiratory and heart failure due to cancer, on July 26, 1984, at age 77.