Ed Gein, whose full name is Edward Theodore Gein, was an American serial killer who committed numerous gruesome murders. He became notoriously known as the Butcher of Plainfield.
His crimes served as inspiration for many horror books and movies. He was born on August 27, 1906 in Plainfield, Wisconsin and died on July 26, 1984 in Madison, Wisconsin.
Ed Gein had a difficult childhood. His mother was verbally abusive, and his father was an alcoholic which often caused tension between them and his brother Henry. But despite the harsh environment he grew up in, Ed still looked up to his mother.
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The victim had bruising on their head, but the death was classified as an accident. Gein’s mother passed away in 1945 and after that, he lived alone for the most part. The shrineGein kept consisted of areas of the house his mother used often while she was alive.
Ed Gein last words
Ed Gein’s last words were, I would like to give my love to my friends and family, as reported. These were his final words before he passed away in 1984 at the age of 77. His last words show a glimpse into his character and how he wanted to make peace with those around him before leaving this world.