Born on May 21st 1960, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin was a serial killer named Jeffrey Dahmer. Famously known as the monster of Milwaukee, he was known for committing 17 murders. All of his victims were male. Jeffrey was famously known for dismembering his victims bodies before getting rid of them. Rape, torture, dismemberment, necrophilia and cannibalism was all a part of his modus operandi.
Jeffery Dahmers’ days as an adolescent:
Jeffery had a normal childhood like the other kids but he was withdrawn and silent as he grew up. He had no interest in socialising or in hobbies. As he turned into an adolescent he started showing interest in examining animal carcass and excessive drinking as an escape from his boring and ordinary life. He continued drinking all through his high-school days. Due to his parents unfolding divorce Jeffrey was left in his family home all by himself where he committed his first murders.
Jeffrey Dahmers first murders:
Jeffrey committed his first murder at the age of 18. His first victim was a hitchhiker named Steven Hicks. He picked Steven Hicks who was on his way to meet his friends at a rock concert in Ohio. Dahmer lured him to his family home. He promised Steven that he would drop him back to the concert after drinking a couple of beers. When the time came for Steven to leave he asked Jeffrey if he could drive him back to Ohio. But Jeffrey didn’t want Steven to go. Gradually his behaviour got weird which made Steven want to leave. This angered Jeffrey. His anger then leads him to hit Steven with a dumbbell and then strangle him with the handle. He then proceeded to dissect Stevens’s body in the basement of his home. Sadly Steven Hicks body could not be recovered. Many more victims would follow Steven Hicks’ death.
Jeffrey Dahmers college life:
Jeffrey Dahmer enrolled at Ohio state university, hoping to get a major in business. He only completed three months at the Ohio State University before dropping out. He was reportedly known to be unproductive because of his addiction to alcohol. His GPA was 0.45/4.0.
Jeffrey Dahmers in army:
After dropping out of the college his father forced him to enlist in the army. He served in the army as a combat medic in Germany from 1979 to 1981. While he was in the army Jeffrey Dahmer was accused of sexually assaulting two young men. During a training exercise in Belgium Dahmer drugged and raped his fellow member. Although he was arrested twice for incidents of indecent exposure, he only faced probation and was not charged for the rapes. Due to his excessive alcoholism Jeffrey was honourably discharged. He then returned to United States, where he stayed in Miami Beach for a while. But he was kicked out for not being able to pay. He then went back to live with his father and his step mother in Ohio.
Steven Tuomi: Jeffrey Dahmers second victim:
Toumi was killed in 1987. Dahmer picked Tuomi from a gay bar and took him to a hotel room. He claimed that he woke up the next morning and found Tuomis chest caved in and his body was covered with bruises. In an interview with him he told the cops that he had no recollection of murdering Tuomi. This implied that he had committed the crime on a black out impulse. At this time of the murder Jeffrey was living with his grandmother.
He stuffed Tuomis body in a big suitcase and took it to his grandmother’s basement. There he decapitated the head, dissected the arms and legs and removed the bones from the body. He then cut up the flesh and shattered the bones. All of this was then disposed off in the trash cans. He found it hard to get rid of the head. So he had it wrapped in a blanket with for 2 weeks. He then boiled the head in soilex. The skull was later disposed off.
Dahmers was arrested for an incident at his job at the Ambrosia Chocolate Factory where he drugged and sexually fondled a 13 year old boy. For this crime of his he was given a sentence of 5 years probation. Dahmer began his killings by the summer of 1991. Despite the regular appointments with his probation officer he would continue murder 4 other people 1990 and 8 more in the next year. He used many different techniques like drilling holes into their skull and injecting hydrochloric acid into the brains of his victims. Soon, the neighbours began to complain of weird noises and awful smells coming from Jeffreys apartment.
On July 22 1991, he lured Tracy Edwards into his apartment with the promise of cash in return for company. Jeffrey then forced Tracy to get into his bedroom using a butchering knife. During the struggle, Tracy was able to break himself free and escape out into the streets. He then called the cops and told him about Jeffrey Dahmer. When the police arrived at Jeffreys apartment they found illicit pictures of his victims. They found pictures of his victims dismembered limbs that finally made them arrest Jeffrey Dahmer. Upon further investigation they found a severed head in the refrigerator, three more severed heads in through out the apartment, multiple pictures of his victims and human remains in the fridge. A total of 7 skulls were recovered from his apartment. Dahmer then confessed to all the gruesome details of his crimes.
CONVICTIONS AND CHARGES:
Dahmer was indicted for 15 murders. His trial began on 30th of January 1992. Dahmer pled insanity as his defence. The court declared him sane and guilty on 15 counts of murder. He was sentenced to 957 years in prison.
Jeffrey Dahmers death:
Dahmer served his time at the Columbia correctional institution. He expressed remorse during this period. He also read bible and tried to make himself a better man. While in prison he was attacked by a fellow inmate. He died on November 28th, 1994.
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