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How many people did Jeffrey Dahmer eat? English Headline


THE CANNIBALISTIC homicides perpetuated by Jeffrey Dahmer lasted for several years before he was finally arrested.

Dubbed the ‘Milwaukee Cannibal‘ by the media, Dahmer’s reign of terror claimed the lives of Errol Lindsey, Konerak Sinthasomphone, and many others.

Jeffrey Dahmer's reign of terror went on until he was finally arrested in 1991

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Jeffrey Dahmer’s reign of terror went on until he was finally arrested in 1991Credit: Getty

How many people did Jeffrey Dahmer eat?

On June 18, 1978, Jeffrey Dahmer murdered and disposed of his first victim Steven Hicks.

Although Hicks was Dahmer’s first homicide, he did not cannibalize his body.

Judging by his later confessions to police, it wasn’t until the serial killer made a move from Ohio to Wisconsin that he began preparing and devouring the flesh of his victims.

By the time police apprehended sex offender Dahmer in Milwaukee, he perpetrated a total of 16 additional murders since Steven Hicks.

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Following his arrest, the criminal admitted to 17 murders and eating several of his victims.

Law enforcement retrieved a variety of human torsos, bleached skulls, severed heads, hearts, and other portions of flesh from Dahmer’s Milwaukee apartment.

Analyzing his admissions to the authorities, it is theorized that he consumed flesh from 15 of his victims while residing at his Milwaukee house of horrors.

Dahmer confessed to Inside Edition’s Nancy Glass: “I had these obsessive desires and thoughts about wanting to control them, to, I don’t know how to put it, possess them permanently.

“Not because I was angry with them, not because I hated them, but because I wanted to keep them with me. As my obsession grew, I was saving body parts such as skulls and skeletons.”

He insisted that if he wasn’t taken into police custody, his gruesome killing spree would’ve continued and admitted: “I can’t think of anything that would have stopped me.”

Regarding her sit-down with the murdering madman, Nancy told The U.S. Sun: “My first impression of Dahmer was how normal he appeared.

“It makes you think that anybody could be capable of crimes like this.

If he didn't break away from Dahmer's grasp, Tracy Edwards could have lost his life

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If he didn’t break away from Dahmer’s grasp, Tracy Edwards could have lost his lifeCredit: Court TV

“If he had acted like a maniac, I would have been more relieved. His mind is not like yours and mine, he was so twisted.”

With the exception of his second victim Steve Tuomi, Dahmer was convicted of 16 counts of first-degree murder of:

When was Dahmer arrested?

On July 22, 1991, Tracy Edwards escaped from Dahmer’s house of horrors and avoided becoming his 18th victim.

When he fled the apartment, he alerted police that the murderer wanted to kill him and “eat his heart.”

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When authorities reached Dahmer’s residence, they unearthed multiple polaroid pictures of the Milwaukee Cannibal with a number of dismembered men who were reported missing.

Law enforcement proceeded to arrest him for Edwards’ attempted murder, which led to the gruesome discovery of the extent of Dahmer’s crimes.





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