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.

Manchester serial killer: how I found out

For years there’s been talk about a Manchester serial killer, known as the canal pusher. To this day the police deny that this is true, but with 80 or more body’s being found in manchester’s canals. it’s certainly raised the eyebrows of the locals. Myself, being one of them.

Daily star newspaper from 2016 about the possibility that there is a serial killer in manchester called the canal pusher. With 61 deaths totaled
2016 daily star newspaper when the unusual death toll was at 61.

The reality, that there may be a Manchester serial killer, first dawned on me around 9 years ago. This is what I know.

If you’re a fan of Jeffrey dahmer you need to read this


A few deaths no big deal.

I’m from Manchester, born and raised. There’s some rough areas, some nice areas. There’s crime, just like anywhere else. So when you hear about a body being found in the canal, you don’t really think too much about it. I mean, alot of manchester’s bars are located along the canal. it’s easy to assume the deceased was intoxicated and had a stumble into the merky water, unable to get back out and drowned. Especially with the Manchester canals not having much to keep people out.

Manchester canal side bars with people sitting out on the grass enjoying a beer
One of manchester’s waterside bars


A body found in the Manchester canals.

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When I heard about a body being found in the canal, I was in the car with my dad heading to work. It was the first day back after the christmas break, and the news came over on the car radio. As tragic, as the news was. With it being so close to the festive period, we both, as I imagine many would, assumed it was someone having a deadly drunken fall into the waters that run through the city.


Another body found in the Manchester canals.

Manchester police searching through the Manchester canals after another body was found dead in the water
Manchester police, searching the Manchester canals after a body was found.

Skip forward exactly 12 months, another first day back to work after Christmas. The same news again, a body had been found in the Manchester canals. “didn’t that last year? ” I asked my dad. “yeah I think so” he replied. Still, no suspicions, it was just another drunken accident.


And again…

Flowers left by the canal where a body had been found.

Another year passes, another first day back at work comes. The exact same story on the radio. Now it’s starting to grab our attention. From this point on, to me, they weren’t just accidents. Three bodies being found in the Manchester canals might not be strange. But a body being found, around the same time every year, is abit weird.


Maybe Manchester has a serial killer

The next year, going back to work after the christmas holidays I was waiting for the news. It was the same story again, a body had been found in the Manchester canals.

A Heat map of the bodies being found in the Manchester canals

For whatever reason, I never looked into there being a Manchester serial killer. Maybe it didn’t really raise too many alarms, Maybe because I worked too much and forgot. I’m not sure, but anyway around 3 years ago, after I moved to Newcastle. I was telling my fiance (who is from Newcastle) about the weird murders happening every year around Christmas in Manchester.

To help explain more about what was going on. I decided to get on the old Google, and started to search about the body’s being found in the Manchester canals. I wasn’t expecting much, if anything really. But i was wrong, and it wasn’t just happening during december/January. I also wasn’t the only person suspicious that there may be a Manchester serial killer. Turned out, he or she is known as the canal pusher. I even found a great youtube video from curiosity, investigating the unusual amount of deaths. I’ll link the video below.


Maybe…

If the Manchester Canal Pusher is a real person. Operating within the city for the past 11 years, and potentially killing nearly 80 people. It would be safe to assume that there have been many or atleast a few. Potential victims who managed to escape the pusher’s pushing.

Even a seasoned pro like Ted Bundy fucked up and allowed some girls to escape. Later being able to identify him and ensure he was convicted. Are there any such incidents of this happening with the pusher?


Surviving the canal pusher

Newspaper article from 2018 about a man that encountered the Manchester serial killer known as the pusher and how he survived
2018 daily star newspaper article about a man surviving the pusher.

Well, yes there is. In April 2018, a cyclist was violently thrown into the canal at night. By what he deemed to be a “psychopath who… even tried to stop me getting back out. ” After almost drowning as his legs became tangled up in his bike underwater. The ‘pusher’ ran off and the cyclist managed to get to the bank and pulled himself to safety.

The Pusher was described as a white male, aged between 20-40. average height and wearing a black jacket. That pretty much describes around 30 million people in the UK, so not much help there then. But the question remains. Could this person have been THE pusher that is responsible for so many other deaths in the city?

Police were quick to dismiss the incident as completely unrelated to the other deaths in the canal. There is absolutely no evidence to suggest or link the cyclist’s account of what happened with any of the tragic events which have been recorded over the last 11 years.


But what if there isn’t a pusher…

Deansgate locks in Manchester, where the bars sit just in front of the canal. And the bridge that's used to cross over from the town centre
Deans gate locks, a popular part of manchester’s night life, right by the canal.

If there is no Manchester serial killer, no canal pusher. Then, is it scarier that all these deaths within the waters that run threw Manchester are accidents? If the numbers are correct – 80 deaths in 11 years – that’s an average of 7.27 deaths a year, or 0.60 per month.

Now I’m not a body count analyst, nor am I a crime investigator. But surely, these numbers need something doing about them, canal pusher or no pusher.

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How to dismember a person like Jeffrey Dahmer

First things first, this is not a tutorial on how to dismember a person. This is just an explanation of how dismemberment is done, and what it is. Most of the serial killers I’ve written about – Jeffrey Dahmer and Ted Bundy being the most commonly known names. Have dismembered their victims, but what isn’t explained. Is how the dismemberment process happens. So, I thought it would be a good idea to explain, how to dismember a person like a serial killer. (I’m not dexter)

Dismemberment: meaning in the Cambridge English dictionary.

To cut, tear or pull the arms and legs off the body of a deadperson or animal.


Why serial killers dismember their victims.

A Polaroid taken by Jeffrey dahmer.

The main reason why serial killers dismember victims, is simply to dispose of the evidence. In a more convenient way than carrying a whole dead body around. Depending on the person it can be quite a heavy object to move around, and not ideal for the average person to carry.

There’s also rigor mortis to think about. Which usually sets in around 2 hours after the deceased has passed away. Rigor mortis, from the Latin for “stiffness of death” is the rigidity that develops in a body after death. It can last anywhere between 8 to 12 hours and still has effects upto 18 hours after this.

So, once a serial killer has murdered a victim, they’re then left with a stiff dead body for the best part of 2 days. Leaving them with the question “how the hell, do I get rid of this”.


How serial killers dismember their victims

How to dismember a person using these tools by Jeffrey dahmer
Jeffrey Dahmers disposal kit.

Jeffrey Dahmer – most notoriously known for dismembering and eating his victims. – with experience in the dismemberment process. Would first behead his victim and then hang them upside down over his bathtub. This would allow most of the blood to drain from the corpse, and create less of a mess during the dismembering of the limbs.

After the draining was complete. Jeffrey dahmer would then start removing the arms by cutting them off, with one of his many tools. Then do the same to the victims’ legs. Keeping any parts of the flesh, he fancied eating later, in his freezer.

Once the dismemberment was complete, Dahmer would start removing the flesh from the bone. (He wanted to keep the bones, for a shrine he was building.) after removing the flesh, he would then dissolve it in an acid solution. Until it became a jelly like substance, then dispose of it down the toilet.

Jeffrey Dahmers acid drum, just chilling in the corner of his bedroom.

Once the bones and the skull were clean of flesh, Dahmer would take great care in preserving them. Past failed attempts had taught him that if he didn’t, the bones would become too brittle and need destroying. Which was not suitable for his shrine.

Jeffrey Dahmers drawing of the shrine he had planned.

Conclusion

Although this may not be a ‘how to’ on dismembering a person. It is an insight, into how or maybe even why serial killers dismember their victims.

To summarise how dismemberment and disposal is done.

  1. The Killing of a victim.
  2. Behead the corpse. (gotta keep it clean)
  3. Let the blood drain.
  4. Remove the arms and legs.
  5. Keep parts you want to eat. If applicable.
  6. Remove the flesh from the bones.
  7. Dissolve the flesh in acid.
  8. Dispose of the liquid, once complete.
  9. Destroy the bones.

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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.

Samuel cowell

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