What He Did
After his mother died, he became increasingly insane and eventually began searching cemeteries to unearth recently buried female corpses. He would cut off body parts and keep them as trophies, returning the corpses seemingly undisturbed to their graves. In 1954, Ed Gein turned from grave robbing to murder, a task he was less careful about. Police implicated him in the murders of two women in 1957. During the investigations, police learned that he had practiced necrophilia and experimented with human taxidermy. He made many items from human body parts and bones. For example he had bowls made from human skulls, chairs made from skin, and masks made from at least nine women.