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Jeffrey Dahmer

  • Birth

    Jeffrey Lionel Dahmer was born to parents Lionel and Joyce Dahmer on May 21, 1960 in Allis, WI. (source 1)
  • Dahmers feelings change

    Dahmer starts to show signs of abnormal behavior after the birth of his brother and the divorce of his parents. He starts to have sexual feelings towards men along with thought of murdering them. (source 1)
  • Graduation

    Jeffrey graduates high school (source 1)
  • Victim #1

    Victim #1
    Steven Hicks was picked up by Damher as a hitch-hiker. Damher brought him back to his parents house, got the man drunk and striking him on the head and strangling him with a dumbbell when Hicks tried to leave. He dismembered the body and put them in plastic bags, he later smashed the bones with a sledgehammer and scattered them around his parents backyard. (source 1)
  • Ohio State Univeristy

    Jeffrey attends only one semester at OSU
  • Army Enrollment

    After Dahmer dropped out of OSU, his father suggested that he enlist in the army, he was stationed in Germany where his fellow soldiers noticed an alcohol problem. He was sent back to America shortly there after. (source 2)
  • Dahmer moves to Miami

    After leaving the army before his enrollment was up, Dahmer moved to Miami where he slept on the beach for a few months. After a arrest for disorderly conduct and resisting arrest while drunk, his father eager him to move back to Wisconsin where he lived with his grandmother. (source 1)
  • Jeffrey's second arrest

    Jeffrey was arrested when he exposed himself while urinating to a group of children in Milwaukee. Another version of the story says he was masturbating. By now, Dahmer was a frequent visitor to gay bars and bath houses. He was banned from one bath house because of accusations that on at least four separate occasions he took someone to a private booth and drugged them. No charges were filed, however one of the victims was hospitalized for a week. (source 2)
  • Victim #2

    Victim #2
    In a hotel room on September 24, 24 year old Steven Tuomi was killed by Dahmer. Dahmer claimed that he has absolutely no memory of the actions that took place on this night. He bought the biggest suitcase he could fine and stored Tuomi's body in it. He then brought it back to his grandmothers house and disposed of it as he had done to Hicks. (source 1)
  • Victim #3

    Victim #3
    Dahmer offered James Doxtator, 14, him money to pose nude for photos. he then took him back to his grandmother's house. After sex Dahmer drugged and strangled him. By now he started using acid to destroy the remains. (source 2)
  • Victim #4

    Victim #4
    Richard Guerrero, 25, came back to Dahmer's grandmother's house for nude photos. Again, after sex, Dahmer drugged and strangled the victim.
  • Jeffrey's third arrest

    Dahmer had finally moved into his own appartment. He offered $50 to a 13-year-old to pose for nude photos, he gave him drugged coffee and molested him.When the boy escaped Dahmer was arrested.
  • Conviction #1

    Jeffrey was convicted of 2nd degree sexual assault and enticing a child for immoral purposes. Sentenced on May 23 to five years and three years for his charges, his sentences were to be served all at once. Dahmer only served ten months, then began five years probation. (source 2)
  • Victim #5

    Victim #5
    Anthony Sears,24, was last seen alive when Dahmer met him at a club. He took him back to his grandmother's house. After sex, he drugged Sears and murdered him. Sears's painted skull was recovered from Dahmer's apartment after his arrest in 1991.
    (source 2)
  • Victim #6

    Victim #6
    Ricky Beeks, 33, Dahmer met him at a club and offered him money to pose for nude pictures. He drugged and strangled him and had sex with the body. The victim's painted skull was also recovered from Dahmer's apartment after his arrest in 1991.
  • Victim #7

    Victim #7
    Edward W. Smith, 28, killed. Dahmer met him at a bar and offered him money for sex and pictures. After sex, Smith was drugged and strangled. Dahmer took some pictures during the process of dismembering the body. (source 2)
  • Vitcim #8

    Vitcim #8
    Ernest Miller, 24, met Dahmer in front of a book store. Dahmer offered him money to come home with him. After sex, Dahmer drugged him and cut his throat. He took pictures of the body and dismembered it, putting the biceps in the freezer. He bleached the skeleton and painted the skull, which was in his apartment when he was arrested in 1991.
  • Victim #9

    Victim #9
    David Thomas met Dahmer on the street and offered him money to come home with him. Dahmer drugged Thomas and murdered him without sex, taking pictures as he dismembered the body.
  • Victim #10

    Victim #10
    Curtis Straughter, 18, Dahmer picked him up at a bus stop, offering him money to come home with him. He drugged Straughter and strangled him after sex, taking pictures of the dismembered body. The skull, unpainted, was recovered from Dahmer's apartment after his 1991 arrest. This is at least the third sequence of events Dahmer experimented with. Earlier, it had been sex, drugging then murder. At least once he tried drugs, murder, sex. This is drugs, sex and murder.
  • Victim #11

    Victim #11
    Errol Lindsey, 19, Dahmer met him on the street and offered him money to come home with him. He drugged Lindsey, strangled him and had sex with the body. The unpainted skull was recovered from Dahmer's apartment. (source 2)
  • Victim #12

    Victim #12
    Dahmer met 14-year-old Konerak Sinthasomphone in front of a mall and offered him money for nude pictures. After the pictures he drugged Konerak, then went out for beer. The boy escaped, naked in the street. Neighbors called police, but Dahmer convinced them the boy was his lover who had a little fight. Police returned him to Dahmer, who strangled him when he was returned. Dahmer had sex with his body, took pictures and mutilated him. His skull was found in Dahmer's apartment.
  • Victim #13

    Victim #13
    Tony Hughes, 31 and Dahmer had known each other for two years. Hughes was deaf and mute. Dahmer offered him $50.00 to come home with him and pose for nude pictures. Hughes was drugged and murdered without sex. His unpainted skull was recovered from Dahmer's apartment.
  • Victim #14

    Victim #14
    Matt Turner, 20. They met in Chicago at the bus station after a Gay Pride parade. Dahmer offered him money to pose nude, drugged him and strangled him with a strap. After cutting the body up, Dahmer put the head in the freezer and the rest in a barrel of acid. (source 1 and 2)
  • Victim #15

    Victim #15
    Jeremiah Weinberger, 23. They met in Chicago at a gay bar, where Dahmer offered him money to come back to Milwaukee. This murder is very unusual because the victim was not murdered until the day after he came home with Dahmer. When he indicated that he wanted to leave, Dahmer drugged him, strangled him, and dismembered him, taking pictures of the process. Like the last victim, his head went into the freezer, his body into the acid. (source 2)
  • Victim #16

    Victim #16
    Oliver Lacy, 23. They met on the street and went back to Dahmer's apartment for body rubs. Lacy was then drugged and strangled. Dahmer had sex with the body before dismembering it. He put the head in the refrigerator and the heart in the freezer, "to eat later." (source 2)
  • Victim #17

    Victim #17
    Joseph Bradehoft, 25. They met at a bus stop, where Dahmer offered him money to pose for nude pictures. (once again) After sex, Dahmer drugged him and strangled him with a strap, as he did to Matt Turner. He dismembered the body and, as before, put the head in the freezer and the body in the acid barrel.
  • Caught (source 1 and 2)

    Caught (source 1 and 2)
    Tracy Edwards, 32 escaped from Dahmer still in handcuffs and got a police car and led them to Dahmers. They found photos of victims and body parts in refrigerator/freezer. After, the contents of Dahmers freezer were all over tv. Bio suits were needed because of the smell and the acid. With as much evidence they had it's not surprising that Jeffrey caved. His dry, unemotional descriptions of murdering seventeen men showed the reality of brutality and sadism that Edwards' testimony said.
  • Convicted #2

    Convicted #2
    By 10-2 majority vote, a jury found Dahmer to be sane in each murder. Testimony from defense and prosecution experts took weeks and was extremely gruesome. One expert testified that Dahmer periodically removed body parts of his victims from the freezer and ate them. Another testified that this was a lie Dahmer told to make himself seem insane. The jury deliberated slightly more than ten hours. (source 2)
  • 15 Life Sentences

    This is the speech given by Jeffrey Dahmer after he has been sentences to 15 consecutive life sentences: )source 3)
  • Death

    Dahmer and two other inmates were assigned to clean the staff bathroom of the Columbia Correctional Institute gymnasium in Portage, Wisconsin. Guards left them alone to do their work for about twenty minutes, starting at around 7:50 a.m. When Dahmer was discovered, he was unconscious and his head and face were bloody. He died on the way to the hospital from multiple skull fractures and brain trauma. (source 2)