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Mind of Serial Killers: Jeffrey Dahmer

Updated on May 5, 2012

Who is Jeffrey Dahmer?

Jeffrey Lionel Dahmer is known throughout the nation as a homosexual serial killer. His victims are 17 or more men and boys. Authorities believe some of the murders he committed were never discovered. He died in prison after him and fellow inmate, a white supremist by the name of Jesse Anderson were viciously beaten by a broom handle at the hands of convicted murderer Christopher Scarver.

Jeffrey Dahmer found his victims with the promise of money and/or sexual intercourse. Most of the victims he met were from the gay community such as bars and strip clubs. He would drug them and have sex with their unconscious body. He would then kill the victims, mutilate their corps, and sometimes engage in cannibalism.

Serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer's victims

Stephen Hicks, Stephen Tuomi, James Doxtator, Richard Guerrero, Anthony Sears, Raymond Smith, Joseph Bradeholt, Oliver Lacy, Konerak Sinthasomphone, Matt Turner, Jeremiah Weinberger, Tony Hughes, Errol Lindsey, Curtis Straughter, Davis Thomas, Ernest Miller, Eddie Smith

Methods for Killing

Jeffrey Dahmer claimed his first soul at the age of 18. His father was on vacation during the murder. He met a hitchhiker named Stephen Hicks. With intentions of having sex with the man, Dahmer invited Hicks over for a couple of beers at his dad's home. Now at the home, Hicks tries to leave the home but Dahmer stops it by hitting him with a 10 pound dumbbell to the back of the head, killing him. He would wait 9 years before killing again.

The only unaccounted murder the serial killer committed was when he killed 26 year old Steven Tuomi. He met Mr. Tuomi at a gay bar and brought him home. Jeffrey Dahmer woke up to find the man lying next to him dead. He says he doesn't remember how it happened.

Mr. Dahmer continued to hit the streets of the gay community, lacing alcoholic beverages and bringing men back home to kill them. Most of his victims were African American men in low income neighborhoods, such as the one he lived in. Ways this serial killer took lives include beating them to death, strangulation, or suffocation. Their body parts were removed and kept as trophies, remains buried, and some of their flesh eaten.

While on a murdering rampage, serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer would try creating undead beings. He drilled holes in their heads and injected hydrochloric acid or boiling water in their frontal lube area of the brain while they were still alive. He used chainsaws and other power tools in his home to cut up and get rid of bodies. Neighbors complained of terrible smells coming from his home.

The end of terror

Jeffrey Dahmer was finally apprehended when officers returned to his home with a potential victim whom escaped with handcuffs still dangling from his wrist. It all started when the serial killer invited Tracy Edwards to his home. Dahmer was unsuccessful at handcuffing the man's hands together so he threatened him with a large butcher knife. They proceeded to the room where Tracy would make a daring escape. Edwards punched Dahmer in the face, kicked him in the stomach, and ran out the door. While out and about, he came across some officers who accompanied him back to Dahmer's residence.

When officers arrived Jeffrey greeted them kindly, acting as if nothing out of the ordinary just happened. Tracy Edwards remembered the knife being in the room and officers investigated. Once the cop found pictures of dead bodies in the room, Jeffrey was arrested. A more thorough search of the home came with findings of severed heads, hands, and penises. Skulls on an alter with candles was found, and a human heart was in the freezer. Police also came across more pictures of dismembered bodies and human remains. Several corpses were stored in acid-filled vats.

Jeffrey Dahmer was indicted on 17 counts of murder, but would be dropped to 15. Dahmer pleaded not guilty for reason of insanity. Two weeks later he was found sane and guilty on 15 counts of murder and sentenced to 15 life sentences. Afterwards he was extradited to Ohio for the murder of Stephen Hicks. He served his time in the Columbia Correctional Facility in Portage, Wisconsin. This would be the last place he breathes when he died alongside fellow inmate Jesse Anderson at the hands of convicted murderer Christopher Scarver.


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      4 years ago

      Growing up I always wanted to be an FBI Profiler, being a victim of child abuse at the hands of a parent, I always wanted to know why someone would go to great lengths to intentionally hurt another person. What drives a person to commit such horrible acts against another. Dahmer is just one example.

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      mr williams 

      6 years ago from Norfolk, Virginia

      Happy ending for those families but painful for his. At least no one else has to die for no reason

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      6 years ago from USA

      Great reporting, even if difficult to read not wanting to remember. A Dahmer wannabe lived near me in Kansas City back in the 80s. Same MO, same ending. One of his victims escaped naked, cops discovered the macabre scene. Died in jail and went to hell after killing six. Praise the Lord

    • mr williams profile imageAUTHOR

      mr williams 

      6 years ago from Norfolk, Virginia

      Had to remind people this is not someone to look up to. This is someone who destroys families. I Appreciated it Chris Hugh. Thank you :)

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      Chris Hugh 

      6 years ago

      I'm glad you mentioned the names of the victims. It's so wrong that everyone knows the killer's name and few know the victims'. You show real heart by listing their names.

    • mr williams profile imageAUTHOR

      mr williams 

      6 years ago from Norfolk, Virginia

      Thank you. I really appreciate it

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      Brian Lawson 

      6 years ago from Windsor, Va.

      Great hub! I always like reading about serial killers. I have quite a few books on them. Dahmer was one of the most notorious of them all, as well as intriguing. Again, good hub! Voted up!


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