Although there is no simple way to characterize or explain Jeffrey Dahmer, the documentary titled “ID’s Jeffrey Dahmer: Mind of a Monster” does a respectable job at doing so.
His parents, Lionel and Joyce Dahmer, gave birth to him in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on May 21, 1960. He was said to be an active and cheerful youngster until the age of 4, when he underwent surgery to treat a double hernia.
After that, he seemed to go through a shift in personality. After that, he became visibly more quiet, and by the time he was in his early teens, he was always very uptight and had very few friends. As he was growing up, he had to listen to his parents argue, and by the time he was 14 years old, he had already started drinking alcohol and was completely involved in it.
Jeffrey’s fascination with departed beings first surfaced when he was quite young. At the age of four, he watched his father remove animal bones from beneath their family home. After that, he was always pleased to hear the sounds the bones created.
In the beginning, he kept his vast insect collection in jars. When he was in his teens, though, he switched to gathering animal remains off the side of the road. Jeffrey came to the conclusion that he was gay when he was a teenager, but he never told anybody else about it.
After that, he started having fantasies about being in a partnership in which he had complete power over his companion. These eventually become entangled with the process of dissection.
Jeffrey Dahmer: First prey
Jeffrey entertained a fantasy when he was around 16 years old in which he knocked out a male runner whom he considered attractive and then used the jogger’s body for his own purposes. After afterwards, in order to make good on his threat, he crept into the bushes with a baseball bat and waited for him there.
On that particular day, though, the jogger did not appear to be there. After some time had passed, Jeffrey admitted that this was the very first time he had ever attempted to attack and assault another person. The jogger was spared because, for whatever reason, he deviated from his normal pattern on that particular day, but Jeffrey’s next victim was not so fortunate and was killed.
The 18th of June, 1978 was Jeffrey’s first murder, which he committed three weeks after he graduated from high school. After the separation of his parents, he was residing by himself in the house the family had previously shared in Bath, Ohio.
On that day, he picked up a hitchhiker who went by the name of Steven Mark Hicks and was almost 19 years old. Steven had been hitching to a rock performance in Lockwood Corners, but when Jeffrey proposed that they go to his apartment to drink alcohol together, Steven decided to do so. Jeffrey’s offer came after Steven had been hitchhiking.
After some time had passed, Steven expressed interest in leaving, despite Jeffrey’s desire for him to remain. As a result, Jeffrey used a dumbbell that weighed 10 pounds to strike himself twice on the back of the head while he was seated in a chair.
Jeffrey was able to kill him by suffocating him with the bar of the dumbbell when he slumped forward and became unconscious. After that, he removed all of Steven’s clothing and masturbated over the dead body of his victim.
The following day, Jeffrey carried out the dissection of his body in the basement of his home. He then disposed of the bones by placing them in a hole that he had dug himself in the backyard.
After a few weeks had passed, Jeffrey uncovered these skeletal remnants and separated the meat from the skeleton. He first disintegrated the skin with acid and then flushed it down the toilet. After that, he smashed the bones and dispersed them over the forest that was located behind his house.
The Following Four People To Be Killed By Jeffrey
9 years later, on November 20, 1987, Steven Tuomi, a 25-year-old from Ontonagon, Michigan, was at a pub when Jeffrey, who was living with his grandmother in Milwaukee at the time, introduced himself to him. Jeffrey was living with his grandmother at the time.
At the Ambassador Hotel, which he had reserved a room for the night, he successfully convinced him to spend the night there with him. Jeffrey had just finished making plans to drug Steven and rape him while he was unconscious beneath him, but instead he ended up killing Steven in addition to carrying out his original plot.
However, when he woke up this time, he had no remembrance of the events that occurred the night before or of the murder that had taken place. Jeffrey went out and purchased a huge suitcase in order to transfer the deceased person’s body to his grandmother’s house. Once there, he dissected Steven and masturbated on the bones, keeping the skull and using it for at least a few weeks.
Following the murder of Steven, Jeffrey began an aggressive search for additional victims, most of whom he encountered in homosexual bars or while walking the streets. After that, he would typically entice them to come to his grandmother’s house, where he would first drug them with booze that had sleeping pills added to it, and then he would strangle them to death.
After that, he participated in a wide variety of sexual activities with the deceased people’s bodies. Two months after Steven’s murder, Jeffrey was found guilty of the murder of a Native American male prostitute named James Doxtator, who was just 14 years old. Jeffrey had lured James Doxtator to his grandmother’s house by offering him $50 to pose for naked pictures there.
After that, on March 24, 1988, Jeffrey met a bisexual man called Richard Guerrero, who was 22, and ultimately murdered him. This time, Jeffrey was successful in accomplishing his goal by merely promising him money, specifically fifty dollars, to spend the night with him.
Jeffrey was apprehended in September of 1988 for drugging and sexually assaulting a youngster who was just 13 years old. He had lulled the boy into his company on the guise that he wanted to take naked pictures of him.
At the beginning of the next year, he was found guilty of sexual assault in the second degree and of enticing a kid for immoral reasons. Two months later, on March 25, 1989, Jeffrey killed his fifth victim, an aspiring model of mixed race who went by the name Anthony Sears. Sears was 24 years old at the time of his death.
When it came to Anthony, Jeffrey took things one step further; after he had killed him and severed his skull, he placed his head and genitalia in acetone to keep them preserved indefinitely.
Jeffrey’s Final 12 Victims
Over the course of the subsequent two years, Jeffrey’s number of victims continued to rise, eventually reaching a grand total of 17. He also devised rituals as his career proceeded, such as experimenting with chemicals to either dispose of or permanently retain parts of the remains of his victims, or taking photographs of his victims as he murdered and dismembered them while he was in the act of committing the murders.
Jeffrey Dahmer not only masturbated or engaged in other necrophilic acts with the bodies, but he also began eating his victims. Other necrophilic acts include: At other instances, Jeffrey injected them with hydrochloric acid while they were still alive by drilling holes into their skulls. Sometimes he did this while the victims were still conscious. The purpose of the acid insertion was to achieve the goal of acquiring a partner who would remain forever obedient.
In May of 1990, Jeffrey was the one responsible for the murder of a male prostitute named Raymond Smith, who was 32 years old. The following month, he invited an acquaintance called Edward Smith, who was 27 years old at the time, to his residence.
He attempted to save any part of Edward by freezing his head, but the process was unsuccessful, and he was unable to do so. After that, less than three months later, Jeffrey invited a resident of Chicago named Ernest Miller, who was 22 years old, to stay at his apartment for the low, low price of just $50.
However, rather than strangling Ernest, Jeffrey slit his neck until he was bleeding to death, which took only a few minutes. A week later, on September 24, Jeffrey was responsible for the death of another person who was 22 years old named David Thomas. He spared the lives of both of their heads.
During the subsequent fifty-five days, Jeffrey did not commit another murder; however, he did make repeated, fruitless attempts to entice young males to visit him at his home during this time.
In February of 1991, he committed another murder, this time of a seventeen-year-old boy named Curtis Straughter, whom he had previously observed waiting at a bus stop. Jeffrey was careful to keep his head, hands, and genitalia, and he documented the entire process of his dismemberment with photographs. On April 7, he was responsible for the death of his eleventh victim, a young man named Errol Lindsey, who was only 19 years old.
Tony Hughes, age 31, and Konerak Sinthasomphone, age 14, came in second and third place, respectively, after Errol. Jeffrey was convicted of attacking a male in 1989, and Konerak was the younger brother of the victim Jeffrey assaulted.
After all of this, Jeffrey traveled to Chicago, where he was responsible for the deaths of his final four victims: a man named Matt Turner, who was 20 years old, on June 30, Jeremiah Weinberger, who was 23 years old, on July 5, Oliver Lacy, who was 24 years old, on July 15, and Joseph Bradehoft, who was 25 years old, on July 19.
Jeffrey was apprehended and placed under arrest on July 22, 1991, when he was attempting to kidnap his eighteenth victim, Tracy Edwards, who was 32 years old at the time. Tracy was able to escape her captors and find two officers of the law after a significant amount of resistance. He then asked them for assistance and led them to Jeffrey’s flat, which brought an end to the crime spree being committed by the serial killer.