Jeffrey Dahmers childhood home where he committed his first murder

So, Some would say that the house you grow up in plays a part in shaping who you are as a person. But if that’s the case for Jeffrey Dahmers childhood home. 4480 W Bath Road in Akron, Ohio. There must be something seriously disturbing going on with this property.

The outside of the house Jeffrey dahmer grew up in as a child and the home he killed Steven Mark hicks in
Jeffrey Dahmers childhood home

What appears to be an ordinary, suburban ranch was once home to serial murderer and cannibal Jeffrey Dahmer.

Dahmer murdered his first victim, Steven Hicks, in this very house back in 1978 before scattering Hicks’ remains around the property.

The living room of Jeffrey dahmers childhood home and the place he killed Steven Mark hicks
The interior of Jeffrey dahmers parent house when he was a child

Dahmer later moved to Wisconsin where he murdered 16 more victims over the course of the next 13 years.

The wooded home boasts three bedrooms and three bathrooms across the 2,170 square feet of space where one can disturbingly imagine a young Dahmer playing and running around.

But perhaps we saved the most disturbing piece for last — the home was recently available for rent during this year’s Republican National Convention at a rate of $8,000 per week.

Howard Hanna, the official housing provider for the convention, made sure to add a line about the house being a former home to an infamous killer in their listing before the convention.

The kitchen inside the house Jeffrey dahmer grew up in and the house where he killed Steven Mark hicks

The home last sold in December 2005 for $244,500 to Chris Butler, founder of the band “The Waitresses”.

It’s estimated to be worth around $264,555

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42 weird Jeffrey dahmer facts

Jeffrey Dahmer, a nice pleasant but fucked up individual. He could charm you, kill you, have sex with you, chop you up, eat you and then make an altar out of your skull and bones. Yes in that order. He is one of the most well known Serial killers to of ever lived and deffinetly one of the most interesting. Here’s 42 weird Jeffrey Dahmer facts.

Why did Jeffrey dahmer? Where is Jeffrey dahmer? Who is Jeffrey dahmer? When did jeffrey dahmer? All these questions and more answered in this article. Enjoy. 

Weird Jeffrey Dahmer Facts. 

He was a Gemini. Jeffrey Lionel Dahmer was born May 21st, 1960, confirming yet again, that Geminis are some scary motherfuckers.

A connection to 13. Superstition surrounding the number 13 has not escaped some people. Jeffrey Dahmer’s name has 13 letters and his murder spree lasted 13 years, and he lived in apartment number 213.which was the 13th apartment on the 2nd floor. 

Surgery changed him. Jeffrey Dahmer was like every other little boy until he had minor surgery to correct a double hernia at the age of six years old. However, the surgery brought about a change in the young boy. The surgery also coincided with the arrival of his little brother.

The happy little boy soon changed into an insular child who lacked self confidence. His confidence and insecurities were heightened when the family was forced to relocate to Ohio due his father’s new career opportunity.

He was obsessed with bones. His father said he had a strange fascination with the sound bones made, and believed he developed his fixation of collecting and playing with bones after his father found and removed the bones of a dead animal out from under the family home when Jeff was 4 years old. After, he would often search beneath and around the family home for additional bones.

He was a neglected child. Many believe that the negligence of his parents is partially to blame for Jeff’s disturbing behavior from a young age. He was the son of a Teletype Machine Instructor (his mother), and a Chemist (his father). His father was always away from home, either studying or working, his mother was attention deprived in the marriage, and became depressed. She became addicted to Enaquil pills and even attempted suicide by overdose. Due to constant fighting with one another, Jeff and his younger brother, David, were often neglected.

Dahmer’s First Grade teacher noticed something was off about him. She even wrote a note on his report card, stating that he was a “Reserved child who she felt was neglected.”

He was always fascinated with dead things. Dahmer started collecting insects and butterflies as a kid, then moved on to collecting road kill, always keeping carcasses in jars after dismembering them, out of the fascination with how the pieces fit together.

His father unknowingly taught him how to preserve his victims. At 8 years old, during a chicken dinner with family, Dahmer expressed a curiosity to his father of how to bleach the bones of the chicken. His father, being a chemist, was proud of his son’s scientific curiosity. So, he showed him how to safely bleach and later preserve the bones. His father was unaware of what he started, or that that the methods he taught Jeff would be used for much more sinister purposes in Dahmer’s future.

He may have been sexually molested by his older neighbor. Reports have emerged that Jeffrey Dahmer may have been sexually molested by his older neighbor when he was 8 years old, but the assault was unreported. While we may never know if the molestation did occur, it would fit the profile of a serial killer’s childhood

He may have fallen somewhere on the autistic spectrum. According to Listland, Dahmer was socially awkward, had a limited spectrum of facial expressions, had obsessive interests, and appeared stiff and mechanical in the way he carried himself. Due to these characteristics, some professionals thought he might have Aspergers.

There was a comic book written after him. John “Derf Backderf was a schoolmate and friend who knew Dahmer from 7th grade to graduation, is now a comic writer, and even wrote a comic called My Friend Dahmer, recently turned in to a motion picture, recounting their friendship and his impressions of Dahmer growing up. The book can be found on his website, Derfcity.com. In an interview about growing up with Dahmer, he stated, “He got darker and darker. The drinking was out of control.”

Dahmer struggled with alcoholism from a very young age. He attended Rivere High School in Richfield, Ohio, where he participated in extracurricular activities, such as tennis and band. His teachers observed him to be polite and highly intelligent. His classmates, however, were a bit disturbed by the way he would smuggle alcohol into the building from the age of 14, inside his jacket and would keep it in his locker to drink before, during, and after school. When classmates asked him why he was drinking Gin in class, he called it his “medicine”.

He was deemed as a class clown in high school by some classmates. Socially awkward, sure, but he gained the attention and appreciation of some of his classmates with his odd sense of humor, often staging pranks and imitating epileptic seizures and cerebral palsy to entertain himself and others. This behavior became known as “doing the Dahmer”.

Jeffrey dahmer pulling a funny face in a school photograph

Dahmer was highly intelligent. Like many other serial killers, Jeffrey Dahmer had a very high IQ. This high IQ often helps such criminals avoid capture by police for many years because they are able to plan and execute their crimes very well. His IQ was estimated to be around 145.

He was 16 years old when he plotted his first attack on another human being. He had developed a crush on a male jogger who frequently ran past the Dahmer family home. Dahmer hid in the bushes by the road with a baseball bat, fully intending to knock the man unconscious when he jogged by, then using the man’s unconscious body to fulfill a rape fantasy. Luckily, the jogger didn’t go out for his daily run that day, and Dahmer quickly gave up, and never tried to implement this plan again.

His first murder occurred just weeks after high school graduation. Dahmer’s parents divorced in early 1978. His father moved out of the family home and into a hotel room just a couple months before his mother gained custody of their youngest son, and also moved out to live with family elsewhere, leaving Jeff the house to himself at 18 years old. On June 18, 1978, Dahmer invited 18-year-old hitchhiker, Steven Hicks, to his home for a night of music and alcohol. Several hours later, Hicks thanked Dahmer for his hospitality and was ready to leave. Dahmer didn’t want him to go. So, he struck Hicks over the head with a dumbbell, knocking him unconscious, before proceeding to strangle him with the bar of the dumbbell and kill him. Dahmer then stripped Hicks of his clothes and masturbated over his dead body. Dahmer then dissected Hicks’ body in the crawl space under his home and disposed of the remains in a shallow grave in his backyard. Several weeks later, he dug up the remains and stripped the flesh from the bones with acid and flushed the acid down the toilet, smashed the bones with a sledgehammer, and scattered them in the woods behind his family home.

He was a predator during his time in the U.S. Army. The August after graduation and his first killing, Dahmer enrolled in Ohio State University to major in business. He ended up dropping out 3 months into his first semester due to his alcoholism, and his dad encouraged him to enlist in the U.S. Army. In 1979, Dahmer trained as a medical specialist at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio Texas. He served as a combat medic in 2nd Battalion, 68th Armored Regiment, and the 8th infantry division in West Germany. Two soldiers claimed to have been raped by Dahmer during his time present. However, of all things, it was his alcoholism that had him deemed unsuitable for military service and he was discharged from the army in March of 1981.

Jeffrey dahmer photograph from when he was in the army. In uniform I front of the American flag

Hereceived an honorable discharge from the US army. Owing to Dahmer’s alcohol abuse, his performance deteriorated and, in March 1981, he was deemed unsuitable for military service and was later discharged from the Army. He received an honorable discharge, as his superiors did not believe that any problems Dahmer had in the Army would be applicable to civilian life.

He exposed himself to children at the park. Within two weeks of returning home to live with his father, Dahmer was arrested for drunk and disorderly conduct. His father no longer knew how to help him, so he sent him to live with his grandmother in West Allis, Wisconsin, in hopes that her positive influence would help him sober up and get his life in order. However, his drinking never subsided and a few months later, Dahmer was arrested for indecent exposure on Aug 7th, 1982 for exposing himself to a group of women and children at the park near his grandmother’s home. He spent the majority of the next few years unemployed until he gained employment at the Ambrosia Chocolate Factory.

He kept a male mannequin in his closet. Yup. Dahmer stole a mannequin from a store and used it as a prop for sexual stimulation until his grandmother found it stored in his closet and made him get rid of it.

He didn’t enjoy having sex with consenting partners, because they moved too much. While having sex with men he met at gay bars and bathhouses, he became frustrated with the way his partners moved during sex. So he started lacing their drinks with sedatives and raping them while they were unconscious. After several complaints from victims, Dahmer lost his membership at the bathhouse. He then started renting hotel rooms to continue his disgusting behavior.

He tried to steal a corpse. According to The Man Who Could Not Kill Enough by Anne E. Schwartz. In 1986, Dahmer read an obituary in the newspaper for a recently deceased 18-year-old man, and later admitted to attempting to dig up his grave and steal his corpse. But the ground was too hard, so he quickly gave up.

He lied about masturbating in front of children, and claimed he was only peeing. In 1986, Dahmer was arrested for masturbating in front of two 12-year-old boys and charged with indecent exposure. Dahmer claimed he was simply urinating, so the charge was changed to disorderly conduct.

Dahmer had a routine for how he lured, murdered, disposed of, and kept the bodies of his victims. For the most part, Dahmer followed the same procedure with his victims. He would lure them to his home with offers of money for sex, or money for private photoshoots. Then he would drug, rape, and kill his male victims (not always in that order), sever the limbs and head from the torso, remove the bones from the body by either using acid or by simply cutting the flesh from the bone, then he would dissolve all remaining flesh and dispose of it. After which, he would either smash the bones with a sledgehammer and scatter or discard of them. However, Dahmer almost always kept the skulls of his victims. According to The Journal Times, Dahmer stated, “It was my way of remembering their appearances; Their physical beauty. If I couldn’t keep them there with me, I could keep their skeletons.”

Dahmer sometimes preserved full body parts of victims. On some occasions, when he found particular victims exceptionally attractive, he would preserve their entire head, hands, penis, or other body parts in jars of solution.

Dahmer sometimes ate certain body parts of his victims. Dahmer mostly ate the hearts, biceps, livers, or parts of the flesh off the legs of his victims.

From the years of 1978 to 1991, Dahmer murdered 17 young boys and men, had sex with corpses, hoarded body parts, and ate others. The known names, ages, and dates of his victims include:

  • Steven Hicks, 18 years old, June 18, 1978.
  • Steven Tuomi, 25 years old, Nov 20, 1987.
  • James Doxtator, 14 years old, Jan 16, 1988.
  • Richard Guerrero, 22 years old, March 24, 1988.
  • Anthony Sears, 24 years old, March 25, 1989.
  • Raymond Smith, 32 years old, May 20, 1990.
  • Edward Smith, 27 years old, June 1990.
  • Ernist Miller, 22 years old, Sept, 1990.
  • David Thomas, 22 years old, Sept 24, 1990.
  • Curtis Straughter, 17 years old, Feb, 1991.
  • Errol Lindsey, 19 years old, April 7, 1991.
  • Tony Hughes, 31 years old, May 24, 1991.
  • Konerak Sinthasomphone, 14 years old, May 26, 1991.
  • Matt Turner, 20 years old, June 30, 1991.
  • Jeremiah Weinberger, 23 years old, July 5, 1991.
  • Oliver Lacy, 24 years old, July 15, 1991.
  • Joseph Bradehaft, 25 years old, July 19, 1991.

A collage photograph of all 17 Jeffrey dahmer victims from 1978-1991

He murdered three (but attempted to murder 4) victims in his grandmother’s home while he lived with her. Steven Tuomi, James Doxtator, and Richard Guerrero were all murdered and/or dismantled and disposed of at Dahmer’s grandmother’s house without her knowledge. On April 23, 1988, Dahmer attempted to lure another man to his grandmother’s home to murder him, but after drugging him, Dahmer’s grandmother called for him, and he realized that she probably saw him bring his company into the home. So, instead of killing him as intended, he waited until the man passed out from the drugs he gave him, and then Dahmer dropped him off at the nearest hospital. Dahmer’s grandmother unknowingly saved that man’s life. His grandmother ended up kicking him out of her house for a short time because she was tired of the late night male visitors constantly coming into her home, as well as the overwhelming foul smells coming from the basement and the garage, which she knew Dahmer was somehow responsible for.

He kept the head of one of his victims in his work locker. On March 25th, 1989, Dahmer drugged, raped, and murdered Anthony Sears. He found him to be exceptionally attractive. Sears was the first victim from whom Dahmer preserved the head and genitals in acetone, and stored in his locker while working at the chocolate factory.

He occasionally fucked up. In May of 1990, Dahmer accidentally drank the laced alcohol that was intended for his victim, knocking himself unconscious. The intended victim caught on to what had happened and robbed Dahmer of several items of clothing, Three hundred dollars, and a watch. Of course, Dahmer let it go and didn’t file a police report.

Three men escaped Jeffrey Dahmer. One was the reason he was finally caught. Tracy Edwards managed to escape from Jeffrey Dahmer one night after being handcuffed and fighting Jeffrey off. Tracy Edwards was also eventually charged with murder of a man by drowning him.

He regretted killing one victim. On Sept 24, 1990, Dahmer drugged, murdered, and posed 22-year-old David Thomas’ naked corpse and took Polaroid pictures. He realized he wasn’t actually even very attracted to him, so he just dismembered and disposed of the body, purposely not keeping any of the parts. Dahmers killings slowed down a little bit after that, He struggled to lure men to his apartment for a few months, and he had told his probation officer that he was suffering from depression and suicidal thoughts during that time period.

He attempted to keep a couple of his victims living, but in a state of constant submission so he could have a sex slave. On April 7, 1991, Dahmer lured 19-year-old Errol Lindsey to his apartment, drugged him, drilled a hole into his skull, and poured hydrochloric acid into it in hopes of causing permanent damage to the brain, leaving the victim in a permanent submissive state. The victim woke and complained of a headache. Dahmer got irritated, strangled and decapitated the victim. He retained the head and attempted to experiment with the skin by trying to preserve it in salt and cold water. The experiment didn’t meet Dahmer’s standards, so he eventually disposed of the skin as well. On July 5th, 1991, Dahmer lured 23-year-old Jeremiah Weinberger into his apartment. He drugged him, drilled a hole in his skull, and twice injected boiling water into his brain, putting him into a coma from which he died two days later.

Neighbors were constantly complaining of strange smells and sounds coming from Dahmer’s apartment. Dahmer stayed in Oxford Apartments, room 213, and by 1991, he had numerous complaints from fellow residents of the building, varying from disturbing smells, to strange sounds coming from his apartment. When confronted, Dahmer simply dismissed the smells of a “broken freezer and spoiled food”, as well as the death of several of his tropical fish in his aquarium.

A victim escaped, and the police literally walked the victim back to Dahmer’s apartment, to his death. The most disturbing fact is probably that in the last week of May 1991, Dahmer lured 14-year-old Konerak Sinthasomphone to his apartment under the agreement of a photoshoot for money. Dahmer got his pictures from the boy, drugged him, drilled a hole into his skull, and injected hydrochloric acid into the frontal lobe of his brain. Dahmer then left the boy in the bedroom and went out to get more beer while he waited for his “experiment” to take effect. When Dahmer was walking back to his apartment, he saw the boy sitting naked on the street outside his apartment building, surrounded by 3 concerned women. Dahmer tried to charm them into letting him take the kid back to his apartment, but they refused and informed Dahmer that they had called the police. According to the New York Times, when the cops arrived, Dahmer charmed the cops into believing that Sinthasomphone was his 19-year-old boyfriend who drank too much. The women called Dahmer’s bullshit, but the cops told them to shut up and mind their own business. Dahmer further “verified” his story by bringing the cops into his apartment and showing them the photos he had taken of the boy just earlier that evening. If the officers weren’t so negligent and had actually paid attention to the overwhelmingly repulsive smell of Dahmer’s apartment, they would have found the decomposing body of Dahmer’s last victim (Tony Hughes) on the bedroom floor. Even a quick background check would have shown them that Dahmer was a registered sex offender. The cops simply did not do their job that night. They left the boy with Dahmer, and Dahmer ended up injecting another dosage of hydrochloric acid into the kid’s brain, killing him. Dahmer ended up calling off work the next day so he could properly dispose of the now two bodies in his apartment, from which he saved the skulls.

Dahmer’s apartment was described as a horrid museum, rather than a crime scene. On July 22, 1991, Dahmer lured 32-year-old Tracy Edwards to his apartment to pose for pictures for money. Edwards instantly noticed the horrid smell, and boxes of hydrochloric acid on the floor (which Dahmer claimed he used to clean bricks). Dahmer tried to distract Edwards with his fish tank he had displayed in the living room while he tried to handcuff Edwards’ hands together, but only managed to get the cuff around one wrist before Edwards pulled away. He told Dahmer he would only go through with the photoshoot arrangement if Dahmer put the cuffs away. Dahmer pulled out a knife and put his head against Edwards’ chest and told him he was going to eat his heart. By then, Edwards had figure out that Dahmer was a psycho, and he started charming him, telling him that they were friends and he wasn’t gonna go anywhere. When Dahmer let his guard down, Edwards punched him in the face and ran out of the apartment, straight to the police. He told the police about the weirdo who cuffed him and asked them to remove the handcuff. Of course, the police officers keys didn’t fit the brand of handcuff around Edwards’ wrist, so they had to escort him back to Dahmer’s apartment so he could unlock the cuffs. The officers investigated Dahmer’s bedside table to retrieve the key and discovered Dahmer’s collection of creepy polaroids of dismembered bodies in the drawer. Dahmer was pinned to the floor and arrested while the officers called for back up. The other officers opened the refrigerator and found the body parts that were still in there. Further investigation of his apartment revealed 4 severed heads in the kitchen, 7 skulls (some painted, some bleached) in the bedroom and in the closet, 2 human hearts and a portion of arm muscle in the refrigerator, and entire torso and a bag of human organs and flesh in the freezer. They also found 2 entire skeletons, a pair of severed hands, two severed and preserved penises, a mummified scalp, and 3 further dismembered torsos dissolving in the 57-gallon drum full of acid in Dahmer’s bedroom. They also found 74 Polaroid pictures of dismembered bodies. The chief medical examiner stated that “It was more like dismantling someone’s museum, rather than an actual crime scene.”

He knew better than to even bother getting a lawyer. On July 23, 1991, Dahmer waived his right to have a lawyer present throughout his interrogations, and readily admitted to having murdered 16 young men in Wisconsin since 1987, and one man (Steven Hicks) in Ohio, 1978.

He couldn’t plead insanity. Although diagnosed with borderline personality disorder, schizotypal personality disorder, and a psychotic disorder, he was found to be legally sane at his trial. He was fully aware of what he was doing when he did all of it.

Over the years, all of his acquired convictions included murder, child molestation, Indecent exposure, disorderly conduct, and public intoxication.

Dahmer kept his sense of humor, even in prison. According to CNN, a former prison guard minister, Roy Ratcliff, said Dahmer would tell the guards, “I bite,” just to get a reaction out of him. He would also shape prison food into replicas of human limbs, cover them in ketchup to imitate blood, and hide them around the prison for other inmates to find.

Jeffrey dahmer was baptised in prison. He was baptized in the prison whirlpool in May 1994. After becoming friends with the prison priest. 

His sense of humor got him killed. Dahmer died on November 28, 1994, at the Columbia Correctional Institution, in Portage, Wisconsin, due to head trauma inflicted by another inmate who beat him to death. According to an interview with CNN, Christopher Scarver, the man who beat him to death, says he did it because Dahmer’s sense of humor made him uncomfortable. Scarver kept a newspaper clipping detailing all of Dahmer’s crimes in his room, and he was disgusted by his lack of remorse for his actions. Scarver murdered Dahmer in the prison bathroom by hitting him twice in the head with a metal bar he had smuggled under his clothes from the weight room. Dahmer was cremated, his ashes shared between his mother and father.


 

More facts added over time but for now, there’s more about Jeffrey Dahmer in the links below. 

  1. Jeffrey Dahmers childhood home where he committed his first murder
  2. How to dismember a person like Jeffrey Dahmer
  3. Jeffrey Dahmers victims: every murder in detail
  4. This is the aftermath of Jeffrey Dahmer – what happened after Dahmer Died
  5. Jeffrey Dahmers prison sentence – how Jeffrey Dahmer died
  6. This is how Jeffrey Dahmers murder trial went
  7. Jeffrey Dahmers unbelievable confession you need to read
  8. This is how Jeffrey Dahmer was caught – police find Jeffrey Dahmers polaroids
  9. Dahmers last four victims – Jeffrey Dahmers final murder
  10. When Jeffrey Dahmer should of been caught but wasn’t
  11. Jeffrey Dahmer kills 11 men then eats them
  12. Jeffrey Dahmers killing continues with Edward smith
  13. The disturbing way Jeffrey Dahmer killed Raymond smith and Anthony Sears
  14. Jeffrey Dahmers murders of James doxtator and Richard guerrero
  15. How Jeffrey Dahmer killed Steven Tuomi and raped 2 men in the army
  16. Jeffrey Dahmers first murder was it an accident.

The UK’s worst serial killer: still alive in prison

The name of Peter Sutcliffe will almost be a household name amongst those with an interest in crime and the macabre. And there will be a few who don’t  know about the terror that  the “Yorkshire Ripper” brought to the North of England during the 1970’s and early 1980’s. When he was finally caught, just two days into the new -year in January 1981. His arrest brought an end to one of the most high profile, horrific and prolific killing sprees in British criminal history. Coverage of Sutcliffe’s arrest, and revelations about his life and confessions dominated the British press at the time.  And because they so dominated, another killer who was put away for his crimes just 18 days after Sutcliffe’s arrest went largely un-noticed. It is a worthy case to recount, for the person in question is one of the most unique figures in British criminal history. He is arguably the UK’s worst serial killer, and he too, struck in Yorkshire.

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The UK’s worst serial killer that you’ve never heard of. 

“A FAMILY OF FUCKING RUBBISH, WE ALL HATE YOU. YOU SHOULD ALL LIVE ON AN ISLAND (DEVIL’S ISLAND). BUT IM NOT KIDDING BUT I PROMISED YOU A BOMB AND BY HELL I’M NOT KIDDING. WHY DON’T YOU JUST FLIT WHILE YOU’VE GOT THE CHANCE. IF WE CANT GET YOU OUT NORMALLY THEN WE’LL BASTARD WELL BOMB YOU OUT, AND THAT’S TOO GOOD FOR YOU”

The above message was a warning scrawled on a piece of cardboard taken from a Cornflakes packet. It summed up how by 1979, the name “Hastie” was infamous to the residents of Selby Street, in Hull, East Yorkshire.

The Hastie family lived at no 12 Selby Street, and consisted of parents Tommy and Edith Hastie, and their seven children. Four sons and three daughters. Tommy Hastie was a habitual criminal with a long criminal record, and the entire Hastie family seemed destined to follow in his footsteps.

Being involved in vandalism and theft and having many run ins with the neighbours throughout the 1970’s. They were commonly known as a “problem family” throughout the local area and were feared and detested in equal measure. As is evident by the anonymous message that was received by the family in late November 1979.

By the beginning of December 1979, Tommy Hastie was in the midst of serving his latest prison sentence, for burglary of a local sports club. So Edith and the rest of the Hastie’s were home alone.

Ted bundys early years, was Ted Bundy a result of incest.

Selby Street fire

On the night of 04 December 1979 all of the Hastie daughters were staying with nearby relatives, leaving just Edith and the four boys. Charlie aged 15, Paul aged 12, Thomas aged 9, and Peter aged 8. It was just approaching midnight and the entire Hastie family were asleep. Someone crept up to the house, poured paraffin over the porch and through the letterbox, and set it alight.

The house was soon an inferno, and although Edith and Thomas Hastie managed to get out to safety, the fire was ultimately to claim the lives of Charlie, Paul and Peter Hastie. All three suffered horrific burns over 75-80 percent of their bodies in the fire.

The boys all died over the following few days, in the burns unit of Wakefield’s Pinderfields Hospital. Police were summoned when fire service investigators at the scene were able to determine almost instantly that the fire had not been an accident. There were used matches found on the porch, and an overwhelming smell of paraffin. As well as a pool of paraffin nearby where someone had set a can down.

But the resulting murder investigation, led by Detective Superintendent Ronald Sagar. Faced an uphill battle from the start. The Hastie family were hated and feared by all in the area. So there seemed to be no shortage of suspects as to who could have wished them harm. Sagar was to comment at the time.

“Never before have I encountered such hatred and dislike for a family”

12 Selby Street home of the Hastie fore
The home of the Hastie fire

Devils island

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Police focused at first upon the theory that the author of the “devil’s island” note had made good on their threat against the family. As a result handwriting samples were taken from hundreds of people living in the area.

A match was quickly found, but the author was ultimately ruled out. It transpired that the author was a frail old lady who had been constantly terrorised and had property damaged by the Hastie boys. She was a churchgoer, and thought that writing a letter filled with swear words “would be the only type of language they would understand”. She had used cardboard from a Cornflakes packet to save on the cost of a stamp.

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The funeral of the Hastie children took place on 4th January 1980. With a procession led down Selby Street. There were many onlookers to the procession, but a distinct lack of mourners and a very apparent lack of sympathy. Believing that however extreme, the family had only got what had been deserved. Local television cameras were there to capture the moment when a hysterical Edith Hastie was to shout to the crowd.

“Which one of you fucking murdering bastards did this? It was one of you!”

No one had been arrested

Serial killer 3/4 sleeve raglan shirt

Six months later, police enquiries had drawn a blank. Almost every different theory and line of enquiry possible had been explored and ruled out. Including the theory that Edith or one of the Hastie daughters themselves had started the fire. And the possibility that the real target of the fire was the next door house, which was a known drug den.

Ron Sagar and his team were under pressure, the enquiry was going nowhere, and with manpower needed to be redirected. After six months the enquiry team were left with just one unexplored line of enquiry. Enquiries about the Hastie boys had revealed rumours that the eldest boy, Charlie, was involved in the local “rent boy” scene. Charlie was said to behave indecently with local homosexual men for money. Perhaps the reason behind the horrific fire stemmed from this?

Charlie Hastie killed by Bruce George Peter lee
Charlie hastie

One last route to check. 

Zozo the Ouija board Demon

Local homosexuals were questioned in an attempt to establish the truth of these rumours. And in June 1980, a local 19 year old labourer who was questioned named Bruce Lee confirmed that not only did he know Charlie Hastie. But he had indeed been involved in “indecent sexual behaviour” with him.

When pressed as to what this meant, Lee retorted “you know, mucking about, wanking and that”. Lee was suprisingly not charged with any offence stemming from these revelations, and was released. After learning that the rumours about Charlie Hastie were true and he was indeed involved in the “rent boy” scene. Sagar decided to adopt a different tactic.

Sagar decided to bring in known homosexuals for questioning, and accuse each in turn of setting the Selby Street fire. Hoping that the real killer would break down and confess. This was a desperate strategy, but it was all that Sagar had left that he could do.

Bruce George Peter lee
Bruce George Peter lee

The nineteenth such of these interviewees that police questioned was Bruce Lee, and Sagar said to him.

“Bruce, I’ll be quite blunt with you. I think that you started that fire at the Hastie family’s house, and that indecency with Charlie is probably the cause of it all somehow”

To Sagar’s surprise, Lee replied.

“I didn’t mean to kill them”

Raven and skulls incense holder 25cm

It transpired that Lee knew the Hastie family well, and he claimed that the fire was set “to teach Charlie a lesson”. Charlie, Lee claimed, had been threatening him and extorting money from him after the pair had indulged in mutual masturbation.

With Charlie threatening to go to the police because he was after all a minor. Lee also claimed he felt a grudge against the family because he had constantly asked 16 year old Angie Hastie to be his girlfriend – and had been mocked and refused each time. In fact, he was constantly mocked and ridiculed by the Hastie family as a favourite target for bullying.

Confession to the fire.

On 04 December 1979, Lee claimed he had gone to the Hastie house late at night. Watching first from the shadows created by the opposite motorway flyover “for a good time until it went real quiet”.

He described in detail approaching the door and pouring paraffin through the letterbox. Then struggling to light the fire with matches. On the third attempt, he managed to ignite a newspaper and pushed it through the letterbox. Then retreated back to the shadows he had been watching from to watch his handiwork. Lee was able to give investigators such correct intimate detail of the scene of the fire, and how it had been ignited, that there was little doubt he was responsible for the fire. Only the arsonist and the investigators themselves knew the exact forensics.

Jeffrey Dahmers second murder University and the army.

Bruce George Peter Lee

What kind of person, and what must occur in a life to set a person on the road to committing such heinous actions? It suggests a disturbed mind, unhappiness, anger and bitterness at the world. And someone with a very poor and sad life in general. Bruce Lee had all of these.

He was born Peter George Dinsdale in Manchester on 31st July 1960. The unwanted child of a prostitute named Doreen and a father that the child never met. Doreen had little if no love for the child, cruelly referring to him as “the freak”. Because young Peter had been born with epilepsy, a deformed right arm and congenital spastic hemiplegia in his right limbs.

Between the ages of six months old and three years old, young Peter was cared for by his maternal grandmother, as his mother didn’t want him around. Even his grandmother tired of him by this time, and the boy spent the rest of his childhood living periodically in various care homes. Occasionally back with his mother and her common law husband.

Who Dinsdale got on reasonably well with. He attended a special school until he was 16, but suffered with what are now classed as learning difficulties and left school with no qualifications and an IQ measuring just 68.

Lee was sporadically employed after leaving school, working such menial roles as labouring, assisting at the local Speedway track and at the gate for Hull Kingston Rovers on match days, and at a local pig farm. Co workers at the establishments Lee was employed at remember him as being a sad character. Quiet and unassuming and often mocked by those who knew him. Yet he never used to stand up for himself, he would just say nothing.

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Peter dinsdale in his teens

Daft Peter 

As a result of such a chaotic and sad life. Dinsdale was often penniless, poorly clothed, and had few friends. It was whilst living in the various care homes that he was introduced to homosexuality. Which he would partake in, and became involved in the local rent boy scene.

Where he eventually met Charlie Hastie, amongst others. He would often have to resort to sleeping with men just to earn money to eat, but it is possible that this was also as a need for affection in whatever form he could get it. Perhaps what sums up what a tragic figure Lee had become due to his haphazard life was the fact that he was known by all who knew him as “Daft Peter”.

He was considered by all who knew him as an odd loner. Odd, but not dangerous. Perhaps in what was an attempt to overcome this and to transform himself, by age 19 he changed his name legally by deed poll, to Bruce George Peter Lee. In adoration of the kung-fu star that he idolized.

But this was after all, just a name change. He was still the same mocked and ridiculed youth. Even with a “tough guy” name change the impression he gave to people didn’t change. Ronald Sagar was to describe his first impressions of Lee as follows:

“He was…..not a normal young man, he was deformed, his right arm and right leg were deformed, he had a limp, he had a habit of holding his right arm across his chest. He was poorly dressed, he was clearly undernourished, and on first impressions one had to feel sorry for him”

Not just one. 

Lee admitted to the detective that he had started hundreds of fires over the years. He explained that his first fire had been in 1969 when he was aged just 9. On that occasion Lee burnt a shopping centre down to the ground. Causing thousands of pounds worth of damage.

Lee enjoyed the thrill of setting fires, and explained that he favoured paraffin as an accelerant. He would break into premises, or sometimes just squirt paraffin through any gaps or letterboxes he could find.  Then he would strike a match and retreat to watch his handiwork.

Lee claimed that he would travel around, either on foot or by pushbike. Always armed with a washing up liquid bottle of paraffin, and would set fires “when I began to feel a tingling in my fingers”. Lee was able to hide in plain sight amongst the confusion of his fires, and enjoyed being in the crowds of onlookers. Watching the emergency services dealing with the destruction he had caused. He admitted to Sagar.

“I like fires I do. I like fires. Fire is my master. I am devoted to fire and despise people”

Thats the same guy.

Following his confession to being responsible for the Hastie fire. Lee was charged with three counts of murder and one count of arson. He was remanded to Hull prison awaiting trial. That may have been the end of the investigation, but when the local papers reported that a person had been arrested for the Hastie fire murders, and a picture of Bruce Lee published, it opened a new chapter – and the floodgates.

On the night of 21st June 1979, nearly six months before the Hastie fire. Rosabell Fenton was preparing for bed when she saw a figure of a man stood by her front door. The figure moved away when he became aware that he had been seen.

She was convinced it was “Daft Peter”. Who she knew and had shouted at earlier that day as he was loitering on her porch acting suspiciously. Thinking no more about it, Rosabell went to bed but was awakened shortly later by neighbours shouting “FIRE”, as her house was ablaze.

Rosabell immediately went to the bedroom of her 7 year old daughter to try to get her out to safety. But the fire was too fierce and both mother and daughter had to take shelter in the corner of the sitting room. They were eventually rescued in time, but both Rosabell and her daughter were badly injured in this fire.

Rosabell was heavily pregnant at the time, and sadly suffered a miscarriage. She also had to spend eleven months recovering in hospital and had to have plastic surgery. The cause of the fire at the time was blamed on a discarded cigarette dropped by a neighbour who had left the house shortly before Rosabell had gone to bed.

But Rosabell remained convinced that this was wrong and that the fire had been deliberately set. More so, she was convinced that it had been set by “Daft Peter”. It was only a year later when a picture of “Bruce Lee” appeared in the local press following developments in the Selby Street fire did she recognise both him and “Daft Peter” as being the same person, and voiced her suspicions to the police.

Questioning.

Detective Sagar visited Lee whilst he was on remand to question him about this fire. When this was put to Lee, he readily confessed to breaking into the house and setting this fire, saying.

“I just did it. Someone I knew didn’t like her and, well, I just did it”

Knowing that he was already dealing with a self confessed pyromaniac, Sagar pressed Lee further. He asked Lee if there was a possibility that any of the other fires that he had started in the past may have caused injury, or worse, even death.

Sagar wasn’t expecting any confessions, but what Lee had to say chilled Sagar to the bone. It was the start of a tale so shocking that it was to eventually lead to the name Bruce George Peter Lee being ranked in the Guinness Book of Records. As one of Britain’s worst ever multiple killers. Pausing for a long time, Lee replied.

“Yes, you are right. I killed a little baby once”

To be continued.

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Why Ted bundy is assumed a result of incest

Updated: 06/02/2020. Ted Bundy assumed a result of incest, was first named Theodore Robert Cowell. Born on November 24, 1946, to Eleanor Louise Cowell (1924–2012, known as Louise). At the Elizabeth Lund Home for Unwed Mothers in Burlington, Vermont. Ted Bundys biological father’s identity has never been confirmed. Although His birth certificate is said to hold a salesman and Air Force veteran named Lloyd Marshall, as his Father.

Though other accounts state this father is listed as “Unknown”. Louise claimed she had been seduced by an old money war veteran. Named Jack Worthington. The King County Sheriff’s Office has worthington listed as Ted Bundys father in their files. Some of Bundy’s family members have expressed suspicions that Bundy might have been fathered by Louise’s own violent, abusive father, Samuel Cowell. but no material evidence has ever been found to support this.

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Ted bundys early years as a child

For the first three years of his life, Bundy lived in the Philadelphia home of his maternal grandparents. Samuel (1898–1983) and Eleanor Cowell (1895–1971). Who raised him as their son to avoid the social stigma that accompanied birth outside of wedlock, at that time. Family, friends, and even young Ted were told that his grandparents were his parents and that his mother was his older sister.

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He eventually discovered the truth. Although he had varied recollections of the circumstances. He told a girlfriend that a cousin showed him a copy of his birth certificate after calling him a “bastard. “ But he told biographers Stephen Michaud and Hugh Aynesworth. That he found the certificate himself.

Biographer and true crime writer Ann Rule, who knew Bundy personally. Believed that he did not find out until 1969. When he located his original birth record in Vermont. Bundy expressed a lifelong resentment toward his mother for never talking to him about his real father, and for leaving him to discover his true parents for himself.

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Ted bundy and his grandfather Samuel cowell
Ted Bundy and his grandfather or father Samuel Cowell.

In some interviews, Bundy spoke warmly of his grandparents and told Rule that he “identified with,” “respected,” and “clung to” his grandfather. In 1987, however, he and other family members told attorneys that Samuel Cowell was a tyrannical bully and a bigot who hated blacks, Italians, Catholics, and Jews, beat his wife, the family dog, and swung neighborhood cats by their tails.

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He once threw Louise’s younger sister Julia down a flight of stairs for oversleeping. He sometimes spoke aloud to unseen presences, and at least once flew into a violent rage when the question of Bundy’s paternity was raised.

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Ted bundy and his grandmother Eleanor cowell

Bundy described his grandmother as a timid and obedient woman. Who periodically underwent electroconvulsive therapy for depression and feared to leave their house toward the end of her life. Bundy occasionally exhibited disturbing behavior, even at that early age. Julia recalled awakening one day from a nap to find herself surrounded by knives from the Cowell kitchen. The three-year-old Ted Bundy was standing by the bed, smiling.

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In 1950, Louise changed her surname from Cowell to Nelson. And at the urging of multiple family members, she left Philadelphia with her son to live with cousins Alan and Jane Scott in Tacoma, Washington.

Johnny Bundy

Ted bundy and his step father Johnny bundy
Johnny and Ted Bundy

In 1951 Louise met Johnny Culpepper Bundy (1921–2007), a hospital cook, at an adult singles night at Tacoma’s First Methodist Church. They married later that year and Johnny Bundy formally adopted Ted. Johnny and Louise conceived four children of their own, and although Johnny tried to include his adoptive son in camping trips and other family activities, Ted remained distant. He later complained to his girlfriend that Johnny wasn’t his real father. “wasn’t very bright,” and “didn’t make much money.”

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Ted bundy and his mother and step siblings
Ted bundy on the left. With his mother and step siblings

Bundy had different recollections of Tacoma when he spoke to his biographers. When he talked to Michaud and Aynesworth, he described how he roamed his neighborhood. Picking through trash barrels in search of pictures of naked women. When he spoke to Polly Nelson, he explained how he perused detective magazines. Crime novels, and true crime documentaries for stories that involved sexual violence. Particularly when the stories were illustrated with pictures of dead or maimed bodies.

In a letter to Rule, Bundy asserted that he “never, ever read fact-detective magazines. And shuddered at the thought that anyone would. The conversation with Michaud, Bundy described how he would consume large quantities of alcohol and “canvass the community” late at night. In search of undraped windows where he could observe women undressing, or “whatever else could be seen.”

Ted Bundys social life

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Ted bundy, 1965

Bundy also varied the accounts of his social life. He told Michaud and Aynesworth. That he “chose to be alone” as an adolescent. Because he was unable to understand interpersonal relationships. Bundy claimed that he had no natural sense of how to develop friendships. “I didn’t know what made people want to be friends,” he said. “I didn’t know what underlay social interactions.” Classmates from Woodrow Wilson High School told Rule, however. That Bundy was “well known and well liked. ” there, “a medium-sized fish in a large pond.”

Downhill skiing was Bundy’s only significant athletic avocation. enthusiastically pursuing the activity, by using stolen equipment and forged lift tickets.

During high school, Bundy was arrested at least twice on suspicion of burglary and auto theft. When he reached age 18, the details of the incidents were expunged from his record. Which is customary in Washington.

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Jeffrey Dahmers victims: every murder in detail

Updated 23/02/2020 A super post about Jeffrey Dahmers life and death. All posts from the Jeffrey Dahmer series all piled into one big MASSIVE super post. The only article you’ll ever need about Jeffrey dahmer.

I’d recommend bookmarking this page or sharing it through social media, so you can read it in intervals. Below you’ll also find links to the indivual posts.

  1. Jeffrey Dahmers first murder was it an accident
  2. Jeffrey Dahmers second murder he was never charged for
  3. Jeffrey Dahmers murders of James doxtator and Richard guerrero
  4. Jeffrey Dahmers fifth and sixth murders
  5. Jeffrey Dahmers killing continues with Edward smith
  6. Jeffrey Dahmer kills 11 men then eats them
  7. When Jeffrey Dahmer should of been caught but wasn’t
  8. Dahmers last four victims – Jeffrey Dahmers final murder
  9. Jeffrey Dahmers house of horror – police finally arrest Dahmer
  10. Jeffrey Dahmers unbelievable confession you need to read
  11. This is how Jeffrey Dahmers murder trial went
  12. Jeffrey Dahmer goes to prison – Dahmers murder
  13. This is the aftermath of Jeffrey Dahmer – what happened after Dahmer Died

 

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Jeffrey Dahmers life and death

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Jeffrey dahmer aged 4

Jeffrey dahmer, also known as the Milwaukee cannibal or the Milwaukee monster. Was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA on May 21st 1960. He became, one of the worlds worst serial killers and sex offenders of all time. Dahmer killed 17 men and children between 1978 – 1991, before being beaten to death by a fellow inmate in 1994.

The murders involved rape, dismemberment, necrophilia, cannibalism and the permanent preservation of body parts. Usually all or part of the skeleton.

“the objective wasn’t to kill but to have complete control over another person, not having to consider their wishes…being able to keep them there, as long as I wanted” 

Dahmer, 1994

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Jeffrey Dahmers first murder

Steven Mark Hicks

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Dahmers first murder came in June 1978, when he picked up a young hitchhiker, 18yr old, Steven Mark Hicks.

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The two went back to Dahmers House to drink and listen to music. Everything was going fine until Steven wanted to leave. Dahmer didn’t want Hicks to leave, so he struck him twice from behind with a 10lb dumbell. In a desperate attempt at keeping him there.

However, when Hicks fell unconscious and hadn’t died, Dahmer then strangled him to death with the bar of the dumbell.

Once Hicks was dead Dahmer removed the clothes from Hicks, stood over his dead body and masturbated. The next day in Dahmers basement, he dissected the corpse and buried the remains in his back garden.

But, to hide the evidence of the murder even more. A few weeks later he dug up Hicks’ remains and separated the flesh from the bones. Then dissolved the flesh in acid and flushed it down the toilet. While smashing the bones with a sledgehammer into dust and scattering them in nearby woodlands.

University

Jeffrey Dahmers second murder, University photo

Six weeks after the murder, Dahmer enrolled in the Ohio state University. Where he hoped to major in business, but because of his excessive drinking. A way Dahmer said “drowned out the strong urges to kill again”. His university time was short lived and mostly unproductive.

He was known as the crazy, weird but fun guy. With the term “pulling a Dahmer” being used when someone does something bizzare.

When his father Lionel made a surprise visit to the dorm, he found his sons room littered in empty alcohol cans and bottles. Dahmer ended up dropping out of university after just 3 months of his second term and enlisted in the U.S Army in 1979, under the pressure of his worried Father.

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Army life

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Jeffrey Dahmer 1979 combat medic

While in the army Dahmer trained as a medic and in 1979 was stationed in West Germany as a combat medic. In his first year he was reported to be an “average or slightly above average soldier”.

However, two soldiers later came forward in 2010 with rape allegations named Billy Capshaw and Preston Davis. One former soldier reports, he was repeatedly raped by Dahmer. Over a 17 month period while they were both stationed in West Germany. The second claims to have been drugged and raped on one occasion.

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Billy Capshaw and Preston Davis

In 1981 because of Dahmers non stop drinking, he was released from the army and received an honourable discharge. Deemed safe for civilian life and unaffected by his time spent in service.

After the army

Once debriefed, Dahmer was given a plane ticket, which he could use to travel anywhere in the country. He chose to go to Miami, because it was warm and he couldn’t face his father.

Now living by his own means, he got a job in a delicatessen and rented a room in a motel. Again, his drinking got the better of him and his pay cheques were going on alcohol, so he was evicted from the motel due to lack of payment.

Eventually, after failing to live by his own means. He was forced to contact his father and return home in the same year of 1981.

Back home

2 weeks after returning home and living with his father, Dahmer was arrested for being drunk and disorderly. Fined $60 and received a suspended 10 day jail sentence. his father had finally had enough and towards the end of 1981, sent him to live with his grandmother.

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Jeffrey Dahmers grandmothers house

While living with his grandmother, his father hoped Dahmer would change his ways. As he looked up to her and wouldn’t want to dissapoint his her. The plan worked for a while, he would go to church and help out his grandmother and eventually got a job.

However, he was still drinking but hiding it better. and in mid 1982 he was arrested for indecent exposure to 25 women and children and fined $50. Then after just 10 months, he was sacked from his job.

Jump forward to 1985, after living off his grandmother for a couple of years. He got a job as a mixer at the ambrosia chocolate factory, working the night shift.

Stirring

Not long after getting his new job, while reading in a local library. Dahmer was thrown a note, from another man, offering to perform oral sex on him. He declined the offer, but this started to stir up his twisted fantasies of control and dominance.

Then started visiting the gay bars and Bath houses in the area. Once he also stole a male mannequin, which he used for sexual pleasure. The mannequin, somewhat, full filed his need to be in total control of another “person”. Until his grandmother found it and told him to get rid.

Dahmer then started visiting the bathhouses on a regular basis, using it as a place to pick up guys for gay sex. During the sex however, he became annoyed that his partners would move. So he started drugging them, liquor laced with sedatives was his preferred way. Then he would rape their unconscious bodies. Which eventually got him banned from the bathhouses and ended his supply of gay men.

Urges

Not long after being banned from the bathhouses, his sexual desires were obviously at an extremely high point. But with his supply of men being cut, he decided it would be a good idea to dig up a recently buried 18 year old man, take the corpse home and have sex with it. He had read about the funeral in a newspaper, and one night shortly after went to the cemetery to dig the coffin up, but found the soil was too hard. So he eventually gave up on the idea.

In 1986 he was again arrested for indecent exposure, after masturbating in front of two 12 year old boys. However, the charge was changed to disorderly conduct, after Dahmer changed his story. He was sentenced to one year probation in 1987, with instructions to undergo counselling.

Accidental murder

Steven Tuomi

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Steven Tuomi 1962-1987

While living with his grandmother in 1987, Dahmer rented out a room in a hotel for a night. With the intention to take a man back from a local gay bar, drug him and rape him as he lay unconscious.

Which he did with a 25 year old man named Steven tuomi. Dahmer claims he never intended to kill steven but the following morning, when he woke up, he found Steven laying underneath him. With his chest crushed in, his body covered in bruises and blood coming out of his mouth. Dahmer also had extreme bruising on his fists and forearms but had no memory of killing Steven. 

He was then faced with having to dispose of the body, so he bought a suitcase to put the corpse in and left the hotel unnoticed. He took the body to his grandmothers house and one week later severed the limbs and head from the torso. Again taking the flesh from the bones. This time however, he put the flesh into binbags and smashed the bones covered in a sheet with a sledgehammer, then disposed of the evidence in the bin.

Except for the severed head. Which he kept for about 2 weeks wrapped in a blanket. Untill, he decided to boil the head in bleach and other substances, to preserve the skull and keep Steven with him. He would then use the skull as a stimulus for masturbation, but because of the method used in the boiling. The skull became too brittle, so he destroyed and disposed of it.

Full on serial killer

Following the murder of Steven Tuomi is when Dahmer’s inner demons were let loose. He started actively looking for victims, usually in gay bars or in and around those areas.

James Doxtator

James doxtator
James doxtator

Two months after killing and disposing of Steven, Dahmer found a 14 year old prostitute called James Doxtator.

Dahmer offered James $50 in exchange for him posing in nude photos. Which James accepted, and accompanied Dahmer back to his grandmother’s house. Where they had sex before Dahmer drugged and strangled the young boy to death.

After leaving the body in the cellar for one week. He began the dismemberment and disposal method used with his last victim. Again keeping and boiling the head, Untill, as before, it became too brittle and needed disposing of.

Richard Guerrero

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Richard guerrero 1965-1988

Dahmer found 22 year old Richard outside the local gay bars in March 1988, a possible prostitute. This time Dahmer offered $50 in exchange to simply spend the rest of night with him.

But, when they got to Dahmer’s residence, he drugged and strangled richard with a leather belt. Killing him and performing oral sex on the corpse.

Within 24 hours, the body was dismembered and disposed of in the bin. except for the head, which again was boiled, bleached and ultimately destroyed.

Close call, now move out

One month later in April, Dahmer lured another victim back to his grandmother’s house. After drugging the victim, Dahmer became suspicious that his grandmother knew he wasn’t alone. So instead of killing him, he waited until the man was fully unconscious and dropped him off at the local hospital.

Later that year in September. due to Dahmer constantly bringing men back for sex and the weird smells coming from his room. His grandmother asked him to leave the house and get his own place.

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Later that month Dahmer moved into his new flat. And the very next day, He lured a 13 year old boy back to the flat to take naked pictures. He didn’t kill the boy but sexually fondled him and was arrested. Subsequently being convicted of 2nd degree sexual assault and enticing a child for immoral purposes. Sentencing for the assault was suspended until May, during that time in March he moved back to live with his grandmother.

Anthony Sears

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Anthony Sears 1965-1989

In March 1989, Dahmer met his next victim, Anthony Sears, in a gay bar close to closing time. Dahmer says, on that night he wasn’t looking to commit a crime but that “he just started talking to me”.

Dahmer lured Anthony back to his grandmother’s house and they had oral sex. After that dahmer drugged and strangled Anthony. The next day Dahmer put the corpse into the bathtub. decapitated it and then proceeded to skin the corpse. Removing all the flesh from the body and destroying the bones, then disposing of it all in the bin.

On this occasion though he kept the head and genitalia, preserving them in acetone. He even took them with him when he moved house a year later. 

In May 1989, he was sentenced to five years probation, one year in the House of correction with work release and required to register as a sex offender.

Jeffrey Dahmers letter of appeal for early release
Jeffrey Dahmers letter of appeal for early release

He was released on parole two months before his scheduled date and began his five years probation. After being released, he temporarily moved back in with his grandmother, before moving into his own flat in May 1990.

New home, new Dahmer

Well not quite, one week after moving house and taking Anthony Sears’ mummified remains with him, he had killed his sixth victim.

Raymond smith

Raymond smith, Jeffrey dahmer victim
Raymond smith

32 year old male prostitute Raymond Smith, went back to Dahmers’ flat for sex at a price of $50. Dahmer then gave Raymond a drink laced with 7 sleeping pills and manually strangled him.

After purchasing a Polaroid camera the next day, Dahmer took pictures of the corpse in sexual positions. When he was done, he then put the body in the bathtub. dismembered the limbs and head from the torso and began to boil the legs, arms and genitalia in a steel kettle with soilex. So he could easily remove the flesh from the bones in his sink.

He then dissolved the skeleton in a tub of acid, keeping the skull. Which he spary painted and kept in a metal filing cabinet, on a black towel, next to the mummified skull of Anthony Sears.

One week later, Dahmer lured another potential victim back to his flat. But he accidently mixed up the drinks and ended up druging himself. When he woke up, he discovered his potential victim had stolen $300, various items of clothes and a watch. Dahmer later reported that he had been robbed to his parole officer.

Edward Smith

Edward smith 1963-1990
Edward smith 1963-1990

An aqcuaitance of Dahmer named Edward Smith, was drugged and strangled in June 1990. However on this occasion, to try and better preserve the skull. After removing the flesh from the skeleton, Dahmer decided he would try to freeze the remains for several months. The freezing didn’t have the desired effect and the skeleton, but not the skull, was dissolved in acid.

Dahmer tried to dry the skull by placing it in the oven but this would unknowingly make the skull explode, destroying every last part of Edward Smith. Later speaking to the police he would explain how he felt “rotten” not being able to keep any of Edwards remains.

“It was my way of remembering their appearance, their physical beauty. I also wanted to keep them… if I couldn’t keep them there with me whole, I at least could keep their skeletons.” 
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Ernest miller

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Ernest miller 1967-1990

Three months later Dahmer met 22 year old Ernest Miller. Who he paid $50 to accompany him back to his flat and listen to his stomach and heart. When Dahmer tried to perform oral sex, Ernest replied” that will cost you extra”.

So, Dahmer then gave Ernest a drink laced with sleeping pills, however at the time he only had two pills left. Which obviously isn’t enough to put a man to sleep, therefore he killed Ernest by slashing his kneck. With the same knife he used to dismember and dissect his previous victims corpses’.

After a few minutes, when Ernest had bled to death. Dahmer then put the corpse in the bathtub and began to dismember the body, while kissing and talking to the severed head.

He then put the heart, biceps, flesh and head into his fridge for later consumption. While boiling the rest, into a jelly like substance using soilex. Again to easily remove the flesh from the bones.

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This time he wanted to try a different way to preserve the skeleton. He soaked the bones in a light bleach for 24 hours and left them to dry for a week on a cloth. Removing the severed head from the fridge, he stripped the flesh from the skull and proceeded to paint it and coat with enamel.

David Thomas

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David thomas 1967-1990

Three weeks after killing, dissecting and painting Ernest. He met David Thomas at a shopping mall, who he persuaded to go back to his flat for drinks. With additional money if he would pose naked for photographs.

In a later statement to the police after his arrest, Dahmer said he wasn’t attracted to David. But was afraid he would awake from the drug laden drink angry. So, he strangled him and dismembered the body, purposely not retaining any of the remains. Dahmer did however take Polaroids of the dismemberment process and kept them instead.

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Dry spell

Over the next five months between October 1990 and February 1991. Dahmer had at least five, unsuccessful attempts, at lurring men back to his flat. Which led to him confiding in his probation officer of suicidal thoughts and loneliness. During this time he began plans to build an altar, made from the skulls and skeletons of his victims.

Curtis Straughter

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Curtis straughter 1973-1991

After watching 17 year old Curtis Straughter, standing at a bus stop in February 1991.he approached him and successfully lured him back to his flat, with the promise of money in exchange for nude photos and sex.

Dahmer drugged, then strangled Curtis with a leather strap. Again dismembering the body in the bathtub, while photographing the process. Keeping the hands, genitals and skull.

Dismembered head, hands and penis

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