Jeffrey Dahmer Facts

Jeffrey Dahmer Facts
Jeffrey Dahmer was an American sex offender, and serial killer that murdered and dismembered 17 boys and men between 1978 and 1991. He is also known for cannibal activity. Jeffrey Dahmer was born on May 21st, 1960, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to Joyne Annette and Lionel Herbert Dahmer. Jeffrey was an energetic and happy child until he had a double hernia surgery at four years of age. In school he was quiet and timid. He had an interest in animals and insects and eventually began dismembering road kill. Jeffrey Dahmer committed his first murder three weeks before high school graduation. He buried the young man in his backyard.
Interesting Jeffrey Dahmer Facts:
The majority of Jeffrey Dahmer's victims were not white, which led to some people believing that there was racial subtext to his crimes.
Jeffrey Dahmer served as a medic for two years while serving in the army. He was Private First Class and served from 1979 to 1981.
Some believe that Jeffrey Dahmer's surgery at the age of four changed him somehow mentally, leading to his eventual serial killer behavior.
Some of the crimes Jeffrey Dahmer committed were done so in his grandmother's house, where he lived after being discharged from the army.
Jeffrey Dahmer was almost caught for his crimes on several occasions. He was in custody for multiple crimes including indecent exposure, disorderly conduct, and second degree assault.
Jeffrey Dahmer often experimented with different chemicals that would aid in disposing of the bodies of his victims.
Jeffrey Dahmer often chose his victims based on the fact that they were drifters or people that would not be easily missed.
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.
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.
Jeffrey Dahmer's murder spree lasted 13 years. He is known to have murdered 17 boys and men.
In Jeffrey Dahmer's apartment the police found the body parts belonging to 11 people, painted skulls, photographs of his crimes, and a knife in his bedroom, among other gruesome items.
At one time a 13 year old boy escaped from Jeffrey Dahmer but the police could not understand him because he was Laotian and they returned him to Dahmer, who later murdered him as well.
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 13.
Jeffrey Dahmer was found to be 'guilty and sane' and sentenced to 16 lifetimes in jail.
On November 28, 1994 Jeffrey Dahmer was beaten to death by a fellow inmate who was sick of Jeffrey taunting inmates with his crimes.


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