Name: Jeffrey Lionel Dahmer
Date: May 21, 1960- November 28,1994
JLD raped, murdered, and ate 17 men and boys between 1978-1991.
He started preserving his later victims.
Before his trial, he was diagnosed with “Borderline Personality Disorder”.
He was giving 15 life sentences in Wisconsin on Feb. 15, 1992, then given one more in Ohio. He was found guilty of killing 15 out of 16 men in Wisconsin.
JLD was beaten to death by Christopher Scarver on November 28, 1994.
Born in West Allis, Wisconsin, the first out of two sons from Joyce Annette and Lionel Herbert Dahmer.
Joyce was a teletype machine instructor/ Lionel was a student at Marquette Uni. trying to get a degree in chemistry. Lionel had a German ancestry, while Joyce had a Welsh ancestry.
Joyce craved attention from Lionel, who was gone a lot. She even tried committing suicide, resulting in neglecting JLD.
JLD was known as the “Quiet Kid” in first grade. He had a small group of friends, and even his teacher suspected neglect.
At an early age, JLD manifested an interest in animals. Beginning with large insects that he placed in jars. He would collect carcasses on the side of the road, occasionally with a few friends. He would dismember these either at his home, or the woodlands behind his home. He’d also collect parts in jars and put them in the family’s wooden shed. He did this, because he was “Curious about how they fit together.” In one instance, he placed a dog’s head on a stake and put it behind his house.
JLD’s fascination with bones may have begun at age four, when he witnessed his father removing bones from beneath the family’s home. His father stated that he liked the noise the bones made and started collecting animal bones. With live animals, he’d often explore them and see where the bones were located.
The Dahmer family relocated to Doylestown, Ohio in October of 1966. At this time, Joyce was pregnant with their second child. On December 18, 1966, his younger brother was born. JLD was able to choose the name, and he chose David. The same year, Lionel got his degree and became an analytical chemist in the city of Akron.
In 1968, the family relocated to Bath, Ohio. Two years later, during a chicken dinner, JLD asked his father what would happen if he placed the chicken bones in bleach.
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