10 Facts You May Not Know About Serial Killer....Jeffrey Dahmer | #TrueCrime With @Caledoniankitty

(Jeffrey Dahmer. Picture credit: imdb)

In this fourth instalment of this series, the focus is going to be on notorious serial killer, Jeffrey Dahmer. As you may know, I have written about the shocking case of Jeffrey Dahmer in recent times, you can find the posts here (part one) and here (part two). In this post however, you will find some facts about Dahmer that you may not have come across before. So, before we get into it, please don't forget the other serial killers that have been covered so far in this series:

Ted Bundy

John Wayne Gacy

Richard Ramirez

Now let's get into 10 facts about Jeffrey Dahmer....

1) Whilst Jeffrey Dahmer was in prison he was sent endless letters as well as $12,000 from his obsessed fans.

2) Jeffrey faced his karma in prison when he was murdered by a fellow inmate named Christopher Scarver. The majority of Dahmer's victims were African-American and Christopher himself was an African-American man so it seemed like some form of justice came around for Jeffrey. According to Christopher, Jeffrey didn't even put up a fight. 

3) Jeffrey Dahmer was 34 years old when he died. His brain was removed for medical science and the rest of his remains were cremated. 

4) In regards to Jeffrey's brain which was supposed to be studied and analyzed, there was a lot of back and forth between authorities and Jeffrey's parents. The brain had been kept in a jar for some time but it was eventually decided that the brain would be destroyed without any proper investigations taking place. 

5) Jeffrey Dahmer's last words were reported to have been ''I don't care if I live or die. Go ahead and kill me.''

6) Jeffrey Dahmer's father Lionel wrote a memoir about his son which was released in 1994. You can find the book here

7) When the series on Netflix about Jeffrey's crimes was released and went viral, his victim's relatives were disgusted and spoke publicly about the trauma they had to relive through, for what they viewed as entertainment purposes and making money off of suffering. 

8) Jeffrey Dahmer's father, Lionel died in a hospice at the age of 87 in December of 2023. His mother Joyce had passed away in 2000. 

9) A gruesome fact: Jeffrey Dahmer would say that his victims tasted like 'filet mignon'. 

10) Jeffrey once tried to steal a human corpse after seeing a young man's obituary in a local newspaper. He apparently went to the young man's grave after the funeral service and attempted to dig up his remains but soon gave up and went home. 

So, a disturbing individual all round and even though he has been deceased for such a long time, people are still left wondering how all of these horrific things could have happened. Why was Jeffrey Dahmer the way that he was, why did he do those things? The answer to these questions we may never know and it's a chilling thought. 

Further reading & sources:

R.I.P to the known victims of Jeffrey Dahmer:
Steven Hicks.
Steven Tuomi.
James Doxtator.
Richard Guerrero.
Anthony Sears.
Raymond Smith.
Edward Smith.
Ernest Miller.
David Thomas.
Curtis Straughter.
Errol Lindsey.
Tony Hughes.
Konerak Sinthasomphone.
Matt Turner. 
Jeremiah Weinberger.
Oliver Lacy.
Joseph Bradechoft. 

Thank you for taking the time to check out this fourth instalment, I hope you will join me again next time when we will be looking over more disturbing facts of notorious serial killers. 

Stay safe x 

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