jeffreydah-mer:

Despite being over six feet tall and muscular, Dahmer never responded to bullying. During the psychological evaluation in preparation for his trial, he recalled an event where he was hit on the back of the neck with a billy club, a blackjack or a fist (he recalled the weapon differently in separate interviews).

“I was up visiting a friend’s, and was walking back home in the evening, and saw these three seniors, seniors in high school approaching. I just had a feeling that something was going to happen, and sure enough, one of them just took out a billy club and whacked me on the back of the neck. For no reason. Didn’t say anything, just hit somebody. And I ran.”

Classmate John Backderf later stated that he often wondered why Dahmer never fought back, but expressed that he was fearful of being in his way if Dahmer ever “snapped”.

Sources: I Have Lived in the Monster, My Friend Dahmer



girlsgetdrugged:

Following standard procedure, the search team sifted the top few inches of soil, bagging each item they found and identifying it’s location according to the grid. They found what they suspected were human and non-human remains, and some other artifacts—a dinner fork; a prescription label for Joyce Dahmer, Jeffrey’s mother, dated 9-23-77; a marble; a rusty wristwatch; a shoehorn; and three coins, including a 1926 penny. It wasn’t the least bit unusual to find such items in a backyard, especially one as overgrown and densely wooded as the Dahmers’. But other items were worth a raised eyebrow—among them a dog’s femur nailed to a fence and a dog’s skull impaled on a stick.



lovelyloathsome:

Jeffrey Dahmer became somewhat of a cult figure at Revere High School, known for the bizarre and outlandish acts he’d perform to disrupt the equilibrium of the school environment.  Jeff was not a typical class clown, however.  Classmates observed that his sense of humor tended towards the dark and offensive, and there seemed to be a certain edge to his antics, an anger simmering just below the surface.  It was the frustration of a boy who found himself inexplicably unable to interact with his peers; a boy, as one classmate put it, “desperate for attention” that he was not receiving elsewhere.  In the classroom, he’d bleat like a sheep and imitate the spastic tics of a person with cerebral palsy.  He’d run through the hallways, flailing his arms and shouting out nonsensically, then suddenly trip over an imaginary object.  Or he’d pretend to faint.  Dahmer was most notorious around the school for his faking of epileptic seizures.  Out of nowhere, he’d start to tremble and shake, twisting and jerking and collapsing upon the floor, embarrassing himself and everyone around him.

Being known as an unequivocal freak didn’t seem to bother Dahmer, as long as people were noticing him.  He told female friend Martha Schmidt that he enjoyed shaking people up, shocking them.  As the years passed and his alcohol consumption increased, Jeff withdrew farther and farther into himself, his spaz routine almost completely taking over normal behavior and repelling the few friends he had left.  According to high school friend John Backderf, creator of the comic My Friend Dahmer, he had become almost impossible to be around.



givemetheurltotodile:

Other family members in an odd twist hope to gain from Dahmer’s death, an attorney representing eight of the families today pushed police to release Dahmer’s belongings so they can be auctioned off. On the list, one of Dahmer’s refrigerators where the victims remains were found, and an eight quart kettle, the families hope to make atleast $100,000 from the sale.

- News report, 1:07.



Anonymous:
Do you know what year Jeff was victimized in the candle incident? I had never heard of this story at all. I wondered if it was before he begin murdering systemically, or during one of his periods when he refrained from killing. Thanks, and great blog by the way.

It was thanksgiving day 1989, during his work release program :)

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lovelyloathsome:

According to investigative files released by police, Jeffrey Dahmer knew at least a few of his victims for months before he killed them, contradicting his claim that he’d never met any of them before the time of their murder.  Friends of victim Edward Smith witnessed the two men together at various clubs in Milwaukee and then at a birthday party on June 22, 1990.  The last anyone saw of Smith was of him leaving the party with Dahmer.  Smith’s own brother Henry Smith recalled being introduced to Dahmer once in a bar and told that he was a movie producer.  Henry Smith remembered vividly how Dahmer reeked of alcohol and intense body odor, and that his hair lay plastered in lank, greasy locks against his head.  He told his brother later that there was no way Dahmer could be a movie producer because of his appearance.  

Reports indicated that Dahmer had some sort of relationship with victim Joseph Bradehoft as well.  A woman who claimed to know Bradehoft informed police that he and Dahmer knew each other for one to two years before Dahmer killed him.  Another victim that Dahmer apparently knew was Tony Hughes.  A friend of Hughes told police that Dahmer had come to her home looking for Hughes six times from October 1989 to December 1990.  The witness further stated that Dahmer appeared anxious and impatient while waiting for Hughes at a New Year’s Eve party that year.  Another friend of Hughes, who was there  the night he disappeared, corroborated this information, reporting that Hughes knew Dahmer for two years before he was murdered by him.     

(Source: The Milwaukee Sentinel - May 14, 1992)

This is all very intriguing.  It’s not terribly surprising that he would have lied about knowing some of the men he murdered, considering the shame he felt towards his homosexuality.  I wonder, if this information is true, when he made the decision to kill them?  It’s exceptionally unusual for a serial killer to murder people he knows.  My guess is that these victims gave some sign that the ‘relationship’ was coming to an end, and rather than suffer the pain of them leaving him, Dahmer murdered them to ‘keep them’ with him.



jeffreydah-mer:

Despite being over six feet tall and muscular, Dahmer never responded to bullying. During the psychological evaluation in preparation for his trial, he recalled an event where he was hit on the back of the neck with a billy club, a blackjack or a fist (he recalled the weapon differently in separate interviews).

“I was up visiting a friend’s, and was walking back home in the evening, and saw these three seniors, seniors in high school approaching. I just had a feeling that something was going to happen, and sure enough, one of them just took out a billy club and whacked me on the back of the neck. For no reason. Didn’t say anything, just hit somebody. And I ran.”

Classmate John Backderf later stated that he often wondered why Dahmer never fought back, but expressed that he was fearful of being in his way if Dahmer ever “snapped”.

Sources: I Have Lived in the Monster, My Friend Dahmer



Jeffrey Dahmer recalls the time he was a victim in his confession