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Missing Since 05/01/1947
Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin
Classification Non-Family Abduction
Date of Birth Used 01/28/1939 (82)
Age 8 years old
Height and Weight 4'3, 65 - 75 pounds
He was paroled in 1974, but arrested again for the sexual assault of two young girls, and in 1987 was sentenced to twenty years in prison. This sentence ran consecutively to the remainder of his 1947 rape/murder sentence, since he violated parole by being rearrested.
Investigators uncovered a gruesome scene at his farm which is still legendary; many body parts and items such as lampshades made from human skin were located. Almost all of them turned out to be from local cemeteries; Gein confessed only to the murders of two tavern keepers. He was declared insane and sent to a mental hospital, where he died in 1984.
Investigating Agency / Department
Jefferson County Sheriff's Department