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Edward Theodore Gein                                                                 
Birth name: Edward Theodore Gein                                                     
Alias(es): Plainfield Ghoul, Ed "Psycho" Gein                                       
Born: August 27, 1906                                                               
Plainfield, Wisconsin                                                               
Died: July 26, 1984 (aged 77)                                                       
Cause of death: respiratory and heart failure                                       
Penalty: Not guilty by reason of insanity                                           
Number of victims: 2 - 7                                                             
Span of killings: 1947 through 1957                                                 
Country: U.S.                                                                       
State(s): Wisconsin                                                                 
Date apprehended: November 16, 1957                                                 
Edward Theodore Gein (August 27, 1906 - July 26, 1984) was a                         
notorious American killer. Though only two murders on his part were proven, he       
gained great infamy due to necrophiliac behavior (which involved the skinning of     
his murder victims and exhumed corpses, the decoration of his home with parts of     
corpses, and the creation of articles of clothing and furniture from the skin of     
corpses). Although he is considered to have engaged in necrophiliac behavior,       
there is no significant evidence to prove that he engaged in sex with the           
corpses. Besides the death of his brother in 1944 under mysterious circumstances,   
six people disappeared from the Wisconsin towns of La Crosse and Plainfield         
between 1947 and 1957.