Fredrica Bimmel was the ex lover and victim of Jame Gumb, later known as “Buffalo Bill”.
In 1983, Bimmel met Gumb and started a relationship with him. However, Gumb has already killed at least four people, including his grandparents at age 12. Gumb, under the delusion that he was transgender and refused sex reassignment, decided to kill women to create a woman’s suit from their skin. Bimmel became the first victim in the “Buffalo Bill“ murders. She was imprisoned in Gumb’s basement and starved. Despite her ordeal and his treatment of her, both were still in love and would send notes from the basement. He hanged her, and removed pieces of her skin. Gumb took the time to weigh her body down, so she was the third victim found.