Inside a Serial Killer's House - Photo Gallery, 23 Pictures - LIFE
Inside the Home of a Serial KillerOf all the best-known American serial killers, none has had a greater cultural impact than Ed Gein, the Wisconsin maniac whose rein of terror began in 1947. Shortly after his arrest in 1957, LIFE sent photographers to Plainfield, Wis., where Gein passed most of his troubled existence, and documented the riveting details about his case as they unfolded. A warning for our more sensitive readers: Things become fairly grisly ahead.
In this photo: Ed Gein
Photo: Frank Scherschel./Time & Life Pictures/Getty ImagesNov 20, 1957