Jeffrey Dahmer: The Milwaukee Cannibal

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Jeffrey Lionel Dahmer was known as the Milwaukee Cannibal. He was an American serial killer and sex offender who committed the rape, murder, and dismemberment of 17 men and boys between 1978 and 1991. His late murders consisted of necrophilia, cannibalism, and the permanent preservation of all body parts, or parts of the skeletal structure. When Jeffrey was just a child, he was known as an energetic, happy little boy. Then at the age of 4 when surgery to correct a double hernia seemed to change the boy. He became withdrawn after his little brother was born. By his early teens, he was disengaged, tense, and very lonesome. He says his compulsions towards necrophilia and murder began around the age of 14. After his parents marriage began to crumble, and the divorce that followed a few years later may have been the…show more content…
It doesn 't happen overnight. When you depersonalize another person and view them as just an object. An object for pleasure and not a living, breathing, human being. It seems to make it easier to do things you shouldn 't do.” Says Jeffrey. Dahmer had also said “It’s just like a big chunk of me has been ripped out and i 'm not quite whole. I don 't think i 'm over dramatizing it, and i 'm certainly deserving of it, but the way i feel now, it 's just like you’re talking to someone who is terminally ill and facing death. Death would be preferable to what i am facing. I just feel like imploding on myself, you know? I just want to go somewhere and disappear..” Dahmer’s 1st victim was Steven Hicks who was murdered at the age of 19 at Bath Township in June of 1978. Dahmer got Hicks drunk and then hit him with a dumbbell and finally strangled him. He then took a carving knife to dismember the body. He later pulverized the bones with a sledgehammer and scattered the bones around the property. The flesh was put into bags and buried in a crawl space under the house. It wasn 't until 3 years later that the police and forensics found the
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