Jeffery Dahmer Research Papers

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annah Miller
Professor Jackson
English 102
7 September 2017

The Milwaukee Cannibal “They had sex and drank beer, but then Hicks had to leave and Dahmer could not bear the thought of Hicks wanting to leave so he struck him in the head with a barbell and killed him” (Serial Killers). The dead in their stillness would become the primary objects of Jeffery Dahmer’s sexual desires which led him to his necrophilia ways (Serial Killers). Jeffery Dahmer, born May 21 1960 in Milwaukee Wisconsin was a typical, healthy child who enjoyed teddy bears and toy blocks. At five years old he was fascinated with the sound of animal bones rubbing together, “his father swept out the remains of some small animals from under the house. As his father gathered …show more content…

His first victim was Steven Hicks a hitchhiker. Jeffery Dahmer picked up Hicks and took him home to his parents' house. Dahmer proceeded to get the young man drunk and when Hicks tried to leave, Dahmer did not agree, Dahmer felt disrespected for him not wanting to be intimate with him. Dahmer killed him by “striking him in the head and strangling him with a barbell” (Biography). He dismembered the corpse of his first victim, packed the body parts in plastic bags and buried them behind his parents' home in attempt to cover his motives.
Around the time of his first murder, Dahmer’s drinking became excessive resulting in him dropping out after one semester at Ohio State University. Soon after his father urged him to join the military. Dahmer enlisted in late December of 1978 and was placed in Germany, the killing stagnated but the drinking persisted, in 1981 the Army discharged Dahmer do to his uncontrollable drinking (Biography). Dahmer spent the six years following living with his grandmother in West Allis, Wisconsin where he continued drinking heavily causing often run ins with the police …show more content…

He would loiter at the gay bars in town or the mall and would entice men with free alcohol and money if they agreed to pose for photographs (Biography). When Dahmer could get one alone, he would give them medications to inhibit functionality and would strangle them to death before having sex with the corpses. Once he was done he would dispose of the body and repeat the cycle. Like most serial killers, he would keep parts of the bodies, like the skull, as trophies as well as keep Polaroid’s of the victims so he would recreate the previous murder. It was said “he would clean much like he did with his childhood road kill collection and often refrigerated organs which he would on occasion eat.”

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