ED GEIN’S VICTIMS:

Gein's Victims:

Mary Hogan

Mary Hogan
Mary Hogan's head, found in a box

Mary Hogan, 54, disappeared on December 8th 1954 from the tavern she owned in Pine Grove, a tavern where Gein would regularly visit. It is believed Gein shot Mary before dragging her to his car and taking her home. A single gun cartridge was found at the crime-scene alongside a large bloodstain and a trail of blood led out to the parking lot at the rear of the tavern.

Detectives found Mary's body in Gein's shed, she had been decapitated and sliced open like an animal. He kept her face in a bag (which was later found by detectives during a search of the farmhouse) and her skull in a box.

Gein eventually confessed to killing Mary but stated he couldn't remember the details as he was in a daze at the time.

Bernice Worden

Bernice Worden
Worden's Hardware Store, Plainfield.

Before long a search was conducted at Gein's property where deputies made the grim discovery of Bernice Worden's decapitated body hanging upside down by her legs with her torso been split open. Gein had shot and killed Bernice at the store before taking her home to dismember her corpse.

During their search for Bernice, deputies also discovered the remains of Mary Hogan and the bodily paraphernalia spread around Gein's home.

Bernice Worden, how she was discovered.
Bernice Worden, how she was discovered.

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