Jeffrey Lionel Dahmer was one of the most prolific serial killers of the 20th century, known for preying on young men and his heinous acts of cannibalism. Nicknamed the Milwaukee Cannibal, Dahmer committed the rape, murder, and dismemberment of seventeen men and boys from 1978 to 1991.
Jeffrey Dahmer, The Milwaukee Cannibal, The Milwaukee Monster. Listen to everything you need to know about the man who quietly terrorized Wisconsin through the 1980s.
Jeffrey Dahmer was one of the most infamous serial killers of the 20th century, becoming an inspiration for horror stories across America. A murderer and cannibal of 17 men between 1978 and 1991, Dahmer's childhood was surprisingly normal if you didn't look too close.
Dahmer's troubles continued through high school: he began having violent fantasies about murdering men on top of being an alcoholic social outcast. His first murder occurred quickly after his high school graduation.
Karen and Georgia talk about the murder of six-year-old Adam Walsh and the aftermath of the case. While the case still remains cold, in recent years Jeffrey Dahmer has become a potential suspect for some people as he was living in Miami, Florida at the time of Walsh's murder.
Dahmer continued killing through the 1980s, developing the M.O. that helped him remain completely invisible to law enforcement. This was also when he began taking Polaroids of his dismembered victims and experimenting on their bodies.
Dahmer is finally apprehended after one of his potential victims escapes. The police take the man back to Dahmer's apartment where they find numerous body parts around the apartment. Dahmer stands trial for the murder of only 16 men, as the remains of his second victim were completely destroyed.
Dahmer is finally apprehended in July of 1991. His lengthy confession provided a horrifying, but oddly clear look into the mind of a serial killer. Despite his confession, Dahmer pleads insanity in court, of which the jury decides him legally sane. He is declared guilty of 15 counts of murder.
During his trial, Dahmer recounts his murders in a 159-page confession. He is examined by psychiatrists and declared sane to stand trial. While he does not receive the death penalty (it is not legal in the state of Wisconsin), Dahmer receives his fate at the hands of a fellow inmate, dying in 1994.