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Ed Gein

Ed GeinAKA Edward Theodore Gein

Born: 27-Aug-1906
Birthplace: La Crosse, WI
Died: 26-Jul-1984
Location of death: Madison, WI [1]
Cause of death: Cancer - unspecified
Remains: Buried, Plainfield Cemetery, Plainfield, WI

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Criminal

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Serial killer and cannibal


[1] Mendota Medical Health Institute

Father: George Gein (b. 1876, d. 1940 pneumonia)
Mother: Augusta (d. 29-Dec-1945 stroke complications)
Brother: Henry (older, b. 17-Jan-1902, d. 16-May-1944 brush fire, though probably murdered by Ed)

    Draft Deferment: World War II 4F (1942)
    Murder not guilty by reason of insanity (14-Nov-1968)
    Cannibalism
    Robbery charged (22-Nov-1957)
    Polygraphed (17-Nov-1957)
    Competency Hearing (6-Jan-1958)
    Institutionalized Central State Hospital, Waupun, WI (6-Jan-1958)
    Competency Hearing (27-Jan-1974)
    Risk Factors: Schizophrenia, Depression

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