Photos from the home of a serial killer and cannibal Jeffrey Dahmer show saws, power tools, and the state of his apartment the night he was arrested.
On July 22, 1991, Tracy Edwards, Dahmer’s last victim, escaped with one of his wrists still in handcuffs. That night, police went to Dahmer’s apartment at 924 North 25th Street, number 213, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
The Los Angeles Times said that the 32-year-old told police that Dahmer had threatened him with a knife. When the police went into Dahmer’s apartment, they found the knife and the key to the handcuffs in his room.
Oxygen said that law enforcement also found around 80 Polaroid photos of Dahmer’s victims in an open drawer. The photos showed the victims posed, naked, and cut up.
In 1994, the American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology said that Dahmer took the photos because he “wanted to keep them as reminders to keep him company.”
Police also found skulls that had been bleached and heads that had been cut off. They also found a 57-gallon vat of acid that could be used to dissolve flesh.
The body parts in the fridge were already packaged and ready to eat. Later, it was found that the parts came from 11 different people.
Between 1978 and 1991, Dahmer killed 17 men and boys. He was given 16 life sentences and sent to the Columbia Correctional Institution in Wisconsin in 1992.
The Sun said that Christopher Scarver, another prisoner, killed Dahmer by beating him to death on November 28, 1994.
The Fish Tank
Oxygen says that Dahmer once said that the bad smells coming from his house were because his fish were dying.
The Saws And Other Tools
The serial killer and cannibal would often cut his victims in half and eat their heads and other body parts.
On the radio show Rover’s Morning Glory, Detective Patrick Kennedy said, “The word surreal is used a lot. But it was so strange here.”
“When I looked in the fridge, it was clean and empty except for an open box of Arm & Hammer soda in the back and this box with a freshly cut, bloodless human head in the middle,” he said. “It was a black man with his eyes and mouth open, looking almost excited or surprised.
When I saw it, I could say that I had been a police officer for many years and seen some horrible things… But I can tell you that the sight was so strange that every part of me said, “Man, get the hell out of here!”
Police found a bloody mattress and the tools used to kill the people. Dahmer drugged his victims and then cut them up.
The Sun said that police sent frozen organ samples and pieces of Dahmer’s couch, carpets, and bed sheets to the FBI crime lab in Quantico, Virginia.
In the documentary Dahmer On Dahmer: A Serial Killer Speaks, his former neighbor Pamela Bass said that she once helped him clean his apartment when the landlord told Dahmer that he could be kicked out because the place smelled bad.
“I went in to help him clean up, and he said, ‘It’s the freezer over there. My grandma sent me some meat, so I put it in there, but when I went back to her house, I forgot to plug it in.’ I have never been near a dead person, so I don’t know how they smell. “He was wearing a very good disguise,” she said.
She also said that when the Polaroids of Dahmer’s victims were found, an officer yelled something like, “Get the cuffs on him!”
“The other one came out in the hallway, and I ran down that way to get out of the way because I said, “I don’t know what they’re doing. She said, “I don’t know what they found.”
Dahmer told Inside Edition in 1993 that he started eating people’s hearts and arm muscles when he “branched out.” It gave me the feeling that they were a part of me. At first, I was just interested, but then I couldn’t stop.
In 1992, the New York Times said that police came to Dahmer’s house for the first time in May of the year before to return a 14-year-old boy who they found walking the streets half-naked. Dahmer was able to convince the police that he and the boy were fighting like lovers and that the boy was safe with Dahmer.
Dahmer said the child was killed after the police left the house.
“If officers had looked in the next room, they would have found skulls, frozen body parts, severed heads, torsos in an acid-filled vat, and preserved genitals,” he told the paper.
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