Edward Gein aurora coy-smith

Table of Contents:

  • Background
  • Description of Crimes
  • How to Solve the Murder in a Better Way
  • Applying Info Learned
  • Conclusion
  • Sources


Ed Gein was a notorious killer and grave robber. He inspired the creation of several film characters, including Norman Bates and Leatherface.

  • He was born on August 27th 1906
  • He was obsessively devoted to his very religious mother (Which is a theme in Bates Motel, Norman Bates).
  • Once she died, he began grave robbing

Description of Murders

  • He would keep body parts as trophies
  • He did this nasty thing called necrophilia ( intercourse with dead people)
  • And this thing called human taxidermy

How to do the Job the Right Way

  • I would of brought him in sooner and started questioning him right away, instead of waiting two days for him to confess to the murders.
  • Since he showed no remorse or guilt, I would've gotten him some help. But that's just me.
  • Although he was only officially linked to two murders, a couple of “fresh” va@#&as were found in his house that could not be matched to his known victims or any cemetery records. (I would've ran a DNA test on them to see who they belonged to.)
  • He was also suspected of killing his brother. So I would've tried to collect more data and evidence.
  • 1958 a judge deemed him insane and he was sent off to an asylum. He was a model patient and died there. He was buried next to his Mother.
  • When he was alive: About a decade after he had been in the asylum, he was ordered up with trial and proceedings. He was judged competent to stand trial. He was found guilty, but criminally insane.
  • I would've sent him to the asylum right away, once all of his collection of body parts were found.

Applying the info

  • I've learned that even a close relationship with your mother can make you go insane
  • He was very insane
  • When people go missing, maybe you should look for them sooner


In conclusion, he was very insane and needed some separation from his mother. The police didn't really try on this. He was sentenced for a trial 10 years after it happened.


  • "Ed Gein's Trial | Twisted Minds - a Website about Serial Killers." Serial Killers News. WordPress, 2007. Web. 10 Mar. 2017.
  • "Ed Gein: Real American Psycho." Ed Gein: Real American Psycho. The House of Horror, 1997. Web. 10 Mar. 2017.

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