Jeffrey Dahmer: Biography of America’s Most Terrifying Serial Killer and Cannibal

Cannibals, Murderers, Monsters: Jeffrey Dahmer has rightly earned his place as one of America’s deadliest serial killers, and his murders are among the country’s most violent criminals. casts a distorted light on his double life. To outsiders, Dahmer was just a handsome dude who couldn’t keep a job. The depressed alcoholic displayed no talents other than murder, but all who knew him and survived described him as affable and down-to-earth. So how did he go from quiet Midwestern boy to murderer? Perhaps Dahmer was always waiting to show the world who he really was.

Young Dahmer

Dahmer was a lonely child. He spent most of his time playing in an imaginary place he called “Infinite Land”, a world of eternal corpses. He watched his father remove animal bones from under his parents’ house, was fascinated by animal carcasses, and later recalled the strange moments when he heard the bones rattling in a bucket. I remembered the tingling sensation. Dahmer learned from his father how to bleach the bones of rodent carcasses, storing the bones in buckets and treating them like homemade rattles. The family didn’t find the toy strange, but called the bucket of bones Dahmer always played with “his violin.”

Dahmer was free to explore Infinity Land with a fiddlestick in hand. His father worked constantly and his mother suffered from depression. When his younger brother David arrived on the scene, Dahmer resented the attention he was receiving and delved even deeper into his own imagination. Forensic psychiatrist Dr. Karl Wahlström Dahmer investigated after his 1991 arrest and found that the young killer’s libido was “extraordinary”. Dahmer spent “about two-thirds of his day” having sexual fantasies about dead bodies.

When Dahmer lived in Bath, Ohio, as a teenager, he focused on the hallway that passed by his house every day. She was isolated and depressed when she was 13. Dahmer decided one day to make her move because she felt attracted to the man and at the same time felt responsible for her one-sided relationship. I made up my mind. Holding a baseball bat, he hid in the bushes and waited for the runner to come, but the man did not. Dahmer returned home to blame himself in a mental prison.

College, Military, and Assassination

Dahmer’s alcoholism got noticeably out of control during his school days, and he began drinking six drinks in the parking lot before class. He initially took up drinking to treat his own depression, but in his early twenties began drinking to overcome an “innate inhibitor” to murder. He committed his first crime in 1978, three weeks after graduating from high school, while living in Ohio, after picking up a hitchhiker named Stephen Mark Hicks. Mr. Dahmer took Mr. Hicks to his home, where the two young men drank for several hours, but after Mr. Hicks decided to leave, Mr. Dahmer hit Mr. Hicks on the head with a 10-pound knife. rice field. Dumbbells before strangling him. The next day, Mr. Dahmer dissected Ms. Hicks’ body and buried it in the backyard.

Later that year, Dahmer enrolled in his only college semester at Ohio State University, but no one remembers when he attended the course. He seems to have rather specialized in alcohol. When Dahmer’s father makes a surprise visit to his dormitory, he finds an empty beer bottle. Dahmer dropped out of college three months into his first semester and enlisted in the U.S. Army the following January.

After completing a stationed training at Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, Texas, Dahmer was assigned to Baumholder, West Germany, and served as a medic with the 2nd Battalion, 68th Armored Regiment, 8th Infantry Division. Although he was not a good soldier, in 2010 two men stationed with Dahmer claimed he repeatedly raped him over a 17-month period. Two years after his draft, Dahmer was declared unfit for military service and discharged.

Murder at grandmother’s house

Dahmer was left alone in the absence of strict military control. Having lost his purpose, he returned to Wisconsin to live with his grandmother. His family hoped his grandmother would curb his alcoholism and persuade him to get a job. The plan worked briefly when he found a job as a phlebotomist (which should have been perfect for him), but within 10 months, he quit his job because of the bottle. After that, I lost my job again.

He did not undertake another long-term job until his January 1985. At that time, he was employed as a mixer at Ambrosia, Milwaukee, a chocolate factory, where he worked six nights a week, from 11pm to 7am. It was also around this time that Dahmer began exploring vacation spots in Wisconsin, where he became so irritated by his sexual partner’s movements (literally angry that he moved during sex) that he used drugs before raping her. started to administer . Instead of alerting authorities, the bathhouse operator simply canceled the request.

On November 20, 1987, while Dahmer was still living with her grandmother, she called into a room at the Ambassador Hotel in Milwaukee to speak with Steven Tuomi, a 25-year-old man from Ontonagon, Michigan. borrowed Dahmer did not intend to kill Tuomi, but he allegedly drugged and raped him before knocking him unconscious. When he woke up, Mr. Tuomi was black, his chest was “crushed” and blood was pouring from his mouth. The murder revealed something inside Dahmer, but he claimed he didn’t remember doing it. He began searching for victims in gay bars, then drugged and strangled them at his grandmother’s house and various hotels in the Milwaukee area. Eventually, his grandmother asked him to move out because she was fed up with the stench coming from the basement.

That conviction made him even more courageous.

On September 26, 1988, Dahmer was arrested on suspicion of drugging and sexually abusing a 13-year-old boy for luring him into his home under the guise of taking nude pictures, and in January 1989, on a second charge of sexual assault. Convicted. Seduction of children for academic and immoral purposes. The crime was not sentenced until May, during which time Dahmer continued to murder adult victims and keep their body parts as booty.

After murdering would-be model Anthony Spears, Dahmer placed his body in his grandmother’s bathtub, skinned it, crushed the bones and dumped it in the trash, and preserved Sears’ head and genitals in acetone. and stored in the closet at work. to her new apartment. in Milwaukee. Shortly after the move, he killed a sixth victim, Laymon Smith, before photographing the body and dismembering it to preserve the skull.

Mr. Dahmer was sentenced to a year’s “day parole” for drugging and abusing the teenage boy, allowed to work a few days and return to jail at night, and sentenced to five years. received probation. Ten months later, Dahmer was released early, but instead of simply returning to his normal routine, he strangled him, cut his throat, and had his victims drained of their blood on the floor before being placed in a bathtub. , I let him take various poses before tearing it apart. . He harvests their organs to protect their bodies.

Close shave

Dahmer took a five-month hiatus after the murder of 22-year-old Chicago native Ernest Miller, but backed off in early 1991, nearly getting caught. After luring a Laotian teen named Konerak Sintasomfong to his apartment, Dahmer took Polaroid pictures of the boy, then drugged him, drilled holes in his skull, and injected hydrochloric acid into his forehead lobe. and maintained as a sex zombie.

Surprisingly, the boy did not die. On the morning of May 27, 1991, when Dahmer returned home, he found a disoriented Syntasophon outdoors, naked and surrounded by three young men. Dahmer tried to remove the boy from them, but they had already called 9-1-1. When two Milwaukee police officers arrived, Dahmer said Syntasophon was a friend and had drunk too much after the fight. Shintasomfong is believed to have been injured, but police urged the three women to stop interfering in a domestic dispute and allowed Dahmer to bring the boy inside, where he claimed to have been killed.

(US Department of Justice/Wikimedia Commons)

Finally caught

Dahmer’s stumble did not defuse his reign of terror, but on July 22, 1991 he slipped. After offering 32-year-old Tracy Edwards $100 to stay in her apartment and drink beer, she handcuffed Edwards and tried to take nude pictures of her. Ms Edwards noticed a strange smell in her apartment and she was already suspicious of Ms Dahmer. Before Dahmer could strangle him, Edwards fled, called two Milwaukee police officers, and took him to Dahmer’s apartment.

Inside, Dahmer admitted that he only handcuffed Edwards, but the matter became public when officers found a Polaroid of human bones, apparently taken in the same apartment. Dahmer was taken to the police station and a thorough search of his home kitchen revealed four severed heads, seven skulls, two human hearts, partial arm muscles, a full torso, A human organ was found encased in ice.

It was just a kitchen. Elsewhere in the apartment, investigators found two full-body skeletons, a pair of severed hands, two preserved severed penises, a mummified scalp, and an acid inside a 57-gallon drum. Found 3 other severed torsos dissolved in solution and 74 photographs. Polaroid. Detail of the mutilation of a Dahmer victim. It took me days to detail every museum record of Dahmer’s death.

Doomed to Die

On July 23, 1991, Dahmer told Detective Patrick Kennedy the full story of the multiple murders. Over the next two weeks, after waiving his right to consult a lawyer, Dahmer was interviewed multiple times over a total of 60 hours, ultimately asking why he had created this fear and what he could do to help. It’s only natural for me to do my best,” he confessed. He publicly admitted to murdering 16 youths in Wisconsin and Stephen Hicks in Ohio. On January 13, 1992, he pleaded guilty to 15 counts of murder, but he was mentally ill.

During the brief trial, Dahmer was candid and cold-hearted, admitting he was the murderer, but he claimed there was something wrong with him. One doctor theorized that Dahmer murdered the man because he wanted to kill the source of his homosexual desires, while another argued that Dahmer may have had a personality disorder but was not psychotic. bottom. Dahmer was sentenced to life imprisonment plus 10 years for the first two counts and life imprisonment plus 70 years for the remaining 13 counts, which is the mandatory minimum sentence. Due to concerns for his physical safety, he was transferred to the Columbia Correctional Facility and held in solitary confinement for a year.

With Dahmer’s approval, he was eventually transferred to a less secure unit, and on November 28, 1994, he was subjected to widespread assault at his workplace by teammates Jesse Anderson and Christopher Scarver. received. They beat Mr. Dahmer on the head with a 20-inch metal rod and left him on the ground to die. He died at a local hospital an hour after being discovered. After learning of her son’s death, Joyce Flint asked journalists, “Are you happy now?” Now that he’s beaten to death, is that enough for everyone? ”