Cannibal and Serial Killer Jeffrey Dahmer has been finally caught.
Glamtush reports that Milwaukee, Wisconsin, police officers spot Tracy Edwards running down the street in handcuffs, and upon investigation, they find one of the grisliest scenes in modern history: Jeffrey Dahmer’s apartment.
Edwards told the police that Dahmer had held him at his apartment and threatened to kill him. Although they initially thought the story was dubious, the officers took Edwards back to Dahmer’s apartment. Dahmer calmly explained that the whole matter was simply a misunderstanding and the officers almost believed him. However, they spotted a few Polaroid photos of dismembered bodies, and Dahmer was arrested.
When Dahmer’s apartment was fully searched, a house of horrors was revealed. In addition to photo albums full of pictures of body parts, the apartment was littered with human remains: Several heads were in the refrigerator and freezer; two skulls were on top of the computer; and a 57-gallon drum containing several bodies decomposing in chemicals was found in a corner of the bedroom. There was also evidence to suggest that Dahmer had been eating some of his victims.
Neighbors told both detectives and the press that they had noticed an awful smell emanating from the apartment but that Dahmer had explained it away as expired meat. However, the most shocking revelation about how Dahmer had managed to conceal his awful crimes in the middle of a city apartment building would come a few days later.
Apparently, police had been called two months earlier about a naked and bleeding 14-year-old boy being chased down an alley by Dahmer. The responding officers actually returned the boy, who had been drugged, to Dahmer’s apartment—where he was promptly killed. The officers, who said that they believed it to be a domestic dispute, were later fired.
A forensic examination of the apartment turned up 11 victims—the first of whom disappeared in March 1989, just two months before Dahmer successfully escaped a prison sentence for child molestation by telling the judge that he was desperately seeking to change his conduct. Dahmer later confessed to 17 murders in all, dating back to his first victim in 1978.
The jury rejected Dahmer’s insanity defense, and he was sentenced to 15 life terms. He survived one attempt on his life in July 1994, but was killed by another inmate on November 28, 1994.
Dahmer was careful to take Polaroid images of his nasty actions in addition to being glad to degrade the victim’s physique in order to further satiate his curiosity. In order to subsequently remember and relive each act of the murder, The Sun reports that “he constantly photographed victims at various phases of the murder process.”
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The horrifying finding allegedly surprised Officer Mueller, who informed his colleague, “These are true.”
Dahmer was immediately brought into custody by police after being immediately detained, muttering, “I should die for what I did.”
He was given 16 life sentences after entering a guilty plea to 16 charges of murder, which equals more than 900 years in prison.
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Dahmer, who frequently displays emotions of loneliness and isolation, reportedly indicated that he wanted the keepsakes to “accompany him,” according to a 1994 article in the American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology. In the course of the inquiry that followed, authorities also discovered a child’s sketch that showed Dahmer’s intentions to erect an altar in his house. On either side of a back table adorned with painted skeletons, painted skeletons stand.
When Tracy Edwards, Dahmer’s intended victim, fled from his house in July 1991 and police apprehended him, it would be the end of a serial killer. After leading Edwards back to Dahmer’s apartment in Milwaukee, two officers arrived there in a terrible smell and wanted to take a look around.
After going through the residence, an officer discovered 84 unsettling Polaroid images of the terror Dahmer caused in his victims when he unlocked the bedside table drawer. According to reports, the images showed the bodies of Dahmer’s victims in seductive stances with arched backs, showing both the process of dismemberment and his involvement in necrophilia.