Ed was suspected in killing his brother because they found gashes to the,but was never arrested for it.
His father was an alcoholic and his mother was very religious.
His mother had a paralyzing stroke,and recovered, but she suffered from another one and died on December 29, 1945.
After she died he boarded up all the rooms that she used which included the living, the basement, and the entire second floor of the house.
Ed began robbing graves and experimenting with the dead bodies.
After done with the dead bodies he kept some parts as a trophy.
The other reason why he began robbing graves is to create a woman suit so he can become his mother.
When the police searched his house they found chairs covered in human skin and a lamp shade made by a human face.