Essay about Ed Gein - Serial Killer

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Gil 1 Gil 1 Ed Gein: Serial Killer Zach Gil Ed Gein: Serial Killer Zach Gil 08 Fall 08 Fall Ed Gein was known as a farmer and a local handyman in his small town community of Plainfield, Wisconsin. The community was so small that most of the people that knew of Gein, just knew him as a bit of an odd character. While most of them thought that he was rather odd, they also thought that he was harmless. Little did they know that he would later come to be known as the “Butcher of Plainfield.” He would also become the inspiration for numerous horror films after the police searched and seized the experiments that Gein kept in his home. Gein was born in 1906 to his mother Augusta and his father George. He also had a…show more content…
“Gein shot her in the head with his 32-caliber revolver, placed her body in his truck, and took her back to his shed.” Shortly after the murder, someone came into the establishment and found that there was no one there. Also, there were bloodstains around the back and in the parking lot. There was no doubt that a murder had been committed. Police were unable to find any further evidence other than hearsay from a local sawmill owner. Gein had mentioned that the woman was not missing and she was at his farm. Since Gein was thought of as odd, the statement was ignored. “Gein’s next known murder was committed on November 16th 1967, when he shot and killed Bernice Worden.” “Bernice Worden was shot and killed with a .22 caliber shotgun that was showcased in her own store.” It seems that Gein carried his own bullets on occasion. After the murder was committed, Gein locked up the store and put the body of Bernice Worden in a truck in order to take it back to his farmhouse. It was said that he also took the cash register that belonged to the store. The motive for the removal of the register was just to learn how the machine operated. Upon returning from a hunting trip, Bernice Worden’s son Frank visited the store and saw that it had been locked up, but noticed that all of the lights had been left on. Frank noticed the blood on the floor, missing cash register, and he was still unable to locate his mother. Since he served as the
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