Photos from the home of serial killer and cannibal Jeffrey Dahmer show saws, power tools and the condition of his apartment on the night of his arrest.
Police searched Dahmer’s apartment, number 213 at 924 North 25th Street in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on the night of July 22, 1991, after his latest victim, Tracy Edwards, escaped with one of his wrists still bound in a pair of handcuffs.
The 32-year-old told officers that Dahmer had threatened him with a knife, the Los Angeles Times mentionted.
Police entered the apartment and found the key to the handcuffs, as well as the knife, in Dahmer’s room.
Law enforcement also discovered about 80 Polaroid images of Dahmer’s victims in an open drawer – posing, naked and dismembered, Oxygen famous.
The American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology wrote in 1994 that Dahmer took the photos because he “wanted to keep them as keepsakes to keep him company.”
Police also discovered heads severed from their bodies, bleached skulls and a 57-gallon tank of acid for liquefying flesh.
The fridge had prepackaged body parts for him to eat, which later turned out to be from 11 different people.
Dahmer, who killed 17 men and boys between 1978 and 1991, was sentenced to 16 life terms and sent to Columbia Correctional Institution in Wisconsin in 1992.
On November 28, 1994, Dahmer was beaten to death by inmate Christopher Scarver, The sun famous.
The fish tank
Dahmer once said the foul odors emanating from his home were caused by his fish dying, according to Oxygen.
Saws and other tools
The serial killer and cannibal often decapitated and dismembered victims to dispose of or preserve their remains.
Detective Patrick Kennedy told the radio program Rover’s Morning Glory that “the word surreal is used quite a bit. But it was really surreal here.”
“When I looked inside the fridge, it was a clean and empty fridge except for an open can of Arm & Hammer soda in the back and this can in the middle containing this freshly severed, bloodless, human head,” he said. “It was a black man with his eyes and mouth open with an expression almost of excitement or surprise, so when I saw it, I can say that I’ve been a police officer for many years and I’ve seen some horrible things… But I can tell you that the sight was so strange that everything in my entire being was telling me, “dude, you need to get out of here”.
Police found a blood-soaked mattress along with tools used in the murders. Dahmer dismembered his victims after drugging them.
Law enforcement sent samples of frozen organs to the FBI’s crime lab in Quantico, Virginia, as well as pieces of fabric from Dahmer’s couch, carpets and sheets on his bed. The sun famous.
In the documentary Dahmer On Dahmer: A Serial Killer Speaks, His former neighbor Pamela Bass said she once helped him clean the apartment when the landlord told Dahmer he could be evicted because of the bad smells coming from the house.
“I went to help him clean and he said, ‘That’s the freezer over there. My grandmother had sent me some meat, and I put it in there and went back to her house and forgot to plug it in.’ I haven’t visited any dead people. I don’t know anything about what they smell like. He had a pretty good disguise, that was it,” he said.
He added that when the Polaroids of Dahmer’s victims were found, an officer yelled “cuff him” or something like that.
“The other guy came out into the hallway and I was running over there to get away because I said, ‘I don’t know what they’re doing. I don’t know what they found,” he said.
Dahmer said Inside Edition in 1993 when it was “branching out, then the cannibalism began, eating the heart and arm muscle. It was a way of making me feel like he was a part of me. At first, it was just curiosity, and then it became compulsive.”
The New York Times reported in 1992 that the police had originally come to Dahmer’s home in May of the previous year to return a partially undressed boy, aged 14, who had been found walking the streets. Dahmer managed to make the police believe that he and the boy had a lovers’ quarrel and that she was safe with him.
Dahmer said he killed the child after police cleared the house.
“If the officers had searched the next room they would have found skulls, frozen body parts, severed heads, torsos in a tank filled with acid and preserved genitalia,” he said, according to the newspaper.