The Milwaukee Monster
"when I was a little kid I was just like anybody else"
Jeffrey Lionel Dahmer came into the world at 4.34pm on the 21st of May at the
Evangelical Deaconess Hospital in Milwaukee 1960.
Little did his parents know at the time of his birth that there son would become one of America's most famous serial killers not only for the amount of victims which he had killed but also for dismembering them and his necrophilic tendencies.
Jeffrey's childhood started like any other he had two parents who loved and adored there son dearly giving him what ever his heart desired. Joyce Dahmer started a scrap book on her son recording events that happened in his life, his first step, his first accident, his first tooth, his first haircut and even his first scolding.
Evolution: A Sweet Boy With Dog, In the Pool, High School, Prom, Passed Out Drunk
While Jeffrey was still very young his father worked long hours
in his laboratory and his mother worked as a teletype machine instructor.
But the carrying of Jeffrey had been hard on Joyce Dahmer and every little thing seemed to annoy her. So Lionel being the the husband that he was and wanting the best for his wife they moved to his mothers house in West Allis, but the crack's in the marriage started to show early. There were constant fights between Joyce and Lionel Dahmer and Jeffrey took each of these fights to heart.
Little did they realize that there constant fighting would be the one of the reasons for Jeffrey's downfall.
"I decided I wasn't ever going to get married
because I never wanted to go through anything like that"
A short time before Jeffrey's fourth birthday, Jeffrey was diagnosed with a double hernia that needed to be operated on.
This operation left Jeffrey feeling open and exposed nobody explained to Dahmer what was going on. He felt scared by the operation, complete strangers coming up to him and exploring his body. This experience is said to have marked his subconscious forever.
Mom and Dad
But like every little boy of Jeffrey age he was just like anybody else climbing
apple trees, riding his bike and playing in coal dust and coming home dirty.
Though he was painfully shy while growing up he over came this in time.
"...I think in some way I wanted it to end,
even if it meant my own destruction..."
The Apartment, Now Destroyed
By the time Jeffrey turned six his mother gave birth to a second
son who she called David. Though this did not have a dramatic effect on
Dahmer's life he stayed pretty much neutral to his brothers existence and they
never became close.
By the time of his second son's birth Lionel Dahmer and his family moved into there own house at 4480 West Bath Road, surrounded by open forest where Jeffrey could lose himself in a world of make believe.
As Jeffrey grew towards puberty, his sinking isolation and shyness was confirmed once again. An early sexual experiment with a another boy proved to be disappointing and joyless.
"...I was completely swept along with my
I don't know how else to put it.
It didn't satisfy me completely so maybe I was thinking
another one will. Maybe this one will,
and the numbers started growing and growing
and just got out of control, as you can see..."
Victims: Bradehoft, Hicks, Lacy, Lindsay, Miller, Sinthasomphone, and the lucky Tracy Edwards
Jeffery should have come to a time in his life where he wanted
to experience the joys of life and the companionship of friends, but Jeffrey
withdrew into himself and kept his life somewhat of a secret.
Jeffrey's Dahmer's life conditioned him for the hard struggle that lay ahead, little did he know that in just over 16 years he would become one of America's most famous serial killers having murdered 17 people, dismembering them and sleeping with there corpses and keeping parts of his victims for trophy's.
" this is the grand finale of a life poorly
and the end result is just overwhelmingly depressing
..... a sick, pathetic, miserable life story...that's all it is"
Dahmer Action Figure