Edward (Ed) Gein
Edward Theodore Gein, (AKA The Plainfield Butcher / Plainfield Ghoul/ The ghoul of Plainfield / Grandfather Gore) more commonly known as Ed Gein, was a “serial” killer who killed two women in the 1940’s – 1950’s, he was also been implicated in the disappearances / murders of several other woman. I say “serial” killer because it’s generally agreed upon that to be classed as such, one must have killed three or more victims.
Gein was convicted of murdering two women. However, because of the amount of body parts found in Gein’s possession, its hard to know how many he killed and how many he exhumed from their resting place in the Plainfield Graveyard. Because, you see, as well as the killings, Gein was also partial to robbing a grave..or 40. Oh… and he also had a hankering for making clothing and masks out of pieces of corpse. Delightful.