Born In: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Jeffrey Lionel Dahmer was an American serial killer and a sex offender. Nurturing animal fascinations since childhood, he was always attracted by animal anatomy especially bones. Coming from a disturbed family, his youth was plagued by excessive drinking and drugging thereby making him a loner and giving rise to such instincts. Having committed heinous crimes, he is believed to be inflicted with necrophilia and came to known as the “Milwaukee Cannibal”. Abandoned by family for his weird habits and behavior, he resorted to such nerve wrecking practices. Exhibiting homosexual instincts, he is believed to have murdered and dismembered seventeen males in a span of 13 years; the majority of them being African-Americans. His residence housed the remains of the dead, packed and stored in jars and even in refrigerators. Evidences such as photographs of the victim and the murder scene prove schizotypal personality disorder in Dahmer. He was also held for child molestation cases but he managed to escape. In spite of exhibiting the traits of a psychotic disorder, he was not pitied upon and was declared sane and sentenced to fifteen terms of life imprisonment.
Nick Name: The Milwaukee Cannibal, The Milwaukee Monster
Also Known As: Jeffrey Lionel Dahmer, Milwaukee Cannibal, Milwaukee Monster
Died At Age: 34
father: Lionel Dahmer
mother: Joyce Dahmer
Born Country: United States
place of death: Portage, Wisconsin, United States
education: Ohio State University
Jeffrey Dahmer was born on May 21, 1960, to Joyce Annette and Lionel Herbert Dahmer in West Allis, Wisconsin.
Dahmer’s mother, a teletype machine instructor by profession and his father, a student of chemistry at the Marquette University, did not have a happy marriage, the effects of which were clearly evident in Dahmer’s behavior.
During his schooling at Revere High School, he was known to be a boy of an above average intellect. His interest in tennis was known, and he was also a part of the school band.
With his surgeries for hernias and the birth of his sibling, he became very insecure and became a shy and timid boy who had very limited friends.
He was always attracted by animals ever since childhood. He was reported to have captured insects and butterflies which he stored in jars. Fascinated by animal anatomy, he would store animal carcass which he dismembered to satisfy his curiosity.
Seeing his father clean the family home of animal bones, his interest gained momentum. He was ecstatic about the sound of bones.
Dahmer’s family shifted to Doylestown, Ohio, in 1966 and finally to Bath, Ohio, in 1968. Dahmer’s inquisitiveness regarding bleaching and preserving animal bones was very evident in the questions he kept throwing at his father, who was then working as an analytical chemist.
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