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Overview (5)

Date of Birth 21 May 1960Bath Township, Ohio, USA
Date of Death 28 November 1994Portage, Wisconsin, USA  (homicide)
Birth NameJeffrey Lionel Dahmer
Nickname The Milwaukee Monster
Height 5' 11" (1.8 m)

Mini Bio (1)

One of the nation's most notorious serial killers, Jeffrey Dahmer was born and raised in Bath Township, Ohio, a middle-class suburb of Akron. Much has been made of his childhood tendencies - including cases of cruelty to animals - but to outward appearances, at least, he seemed to be a normal child. As an adult he was always gainfully employed and was perceived as quiet and polite by co-workers. At the time of his arrest he had been working at a chocolate factory in Milwaukee and living alone in a small one-bedroom apartment. Dahmer's home was searched on July 22, 1991, after a young man fled his apartment and flagged down a police car. An investigation revealed that the apartment contained the remains of 11 young men, most of them black, Hispanic, or Asian. The bodies had been dismembered, and Dahmer confessed that he had cooked and eaten some of the remains. Asked why he committed such heinous acts, Dahmer told police that he killed because he was "lonely" and did not want his victims to leave him. He explained that he would meet potential victims in bars, shopping malls, or adult bookstores, and invite them back to his apartment where, in exchange for money or beer, he would photograph them naked. He would then drug the beer and, once the victim was unconscious, strangle and dismember the body. Dahmer's victims ranged in age from 14 to 33. On February 15, 1992, Dahmer was found guilty on 15 murder counts in Wisconsin. He was subsequently convicted of another killing in his Ohio hometown. Charges linking him to other murders were dropped for lack of evidence. He was sent to prison in Wisconsin with 15 mandatory life sentences to serve. The first year of his sentence, Dahmer was isolated from the general prison population for his own protection. In 1994 he was sent to a maximum security facility in Portage and was allowed some contact with the other inmates. He died after a brutal beaten to death on late November 28, 1994, by a fellow inmate who claimed God had instructed him to murder Jeffrey Dahmer. Even after Dahmer's death, legal battles continue over his estate. Several families of his victims sued him and were awarded millions of dollars in restitution. Those families have since been trying to gain control of the contents of Dahmer's apartment, including a 55-gallon vat he used to decompose bodies and the refrigerator where he stored his victims' hearts.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Sujit R. Varma

Trade Mark (5)

Long blond hair
Menacing pale blue eyes
Eyeglasses
Calm demeanor and every-man appearance
Tall and slender frame

Trivia (17)

Serial killer, murdered at least 17 young men over a 13-year period in Wisconsin. He also cooked and ate parts of several of his victims.
He killed his 1st victim (Steven Hicks) in 1978 and his 12th victim, (Joseph Bradehoft) on or about July 19, 1991.
On the morning of November 28, 1994, he was attacked and killed by a fellow inmate at the Columbia Correctional Institution, Portage, WI.
Served as a medic in the U.S. Army from January 1979 to March 1981. Was discharged in the rank of Private First Class (PFC).
A resident in Dahmer's home town was happy that he was killed. When she was interviewed, she said, "I'm gonna send him a thank you card." (referring to the man who killed Dahmer, Christopher Scarver.)
At the time of his arrest, Dahmer lived at 924 N. 25th Street #213, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Attended Ohio State University in the fall of 1978
Tracy Edwards would have been his 18th victim but he escaped on July 22, 1991. His escape led to police arresting Dahmer and uncovering the murders he committed.
Three movies have been produced about his life and crimes: The Secret Life: Jeffrey Dahmer (1993) with Carl Crew starring as Dahmer; Dahmer (2002) with Jeremy Renner as Dahmer; and Raising Jeffrey Dahmer (2006) with Rusty Sneary playing Dahmer.
Several sources claim that psychiatrists and legal experts estimated Dahmer's IQ to be around 145, which places him in the range of borderline genius. However, in the Book "The Quest for the Nazi Personality" Dahmer's IQ is said to have been 121 (superior range).
Son of Lionel Dahmer.
Was arrested for molesting a thirteen year old boy in 1988 and was given five years probation.
Had a brother named David who was seven years younger.
He had three victims that survived: Ronald Douglas Flowers, Jr. in or around 1988, Somsack Sinthasomphone in also 1988 and 'Tracy Edwards' in 1991.
His favorite movie was The Exorcist III.
Subject of the album "Dahmer" by the death metal band Macabre.
Was a suspect in the 1981 kidnapping and murder of six-year-old Adam Walsh. Another serial killer, Ottis Toole, was officially named the killer in 2008 by the Hollywood Police Department. However, many still suspect Jeffrey Dahmer was the perpetrator.

Personal Quotes (3)

When I was a little kid I was just like anybody else.
I don't care if I live or die. Go ahead and kill me.
If a person doesn't think there is a God to be accountable to, then-then what's the point of trying to modify your behavior to keep it within acceptable ranges? That's how I thought anyway. I always believed the theory of evolution as truth, that we all just came from the slime. When we, when we died, you know, that was it, there is nothing ...

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