Updated on January 15, 2021
Was Jeffrey Dahmer the Victim of a False Sex Crime Report?
Jeffrey Dahmer, better known as the Milwaukee Cannibal, was a prolific American serial killer and sexual predator who killed seven people in Milwaukee between 1978 and 1991. He is considered to be one of the most prolific killers in United States history. This article will focus on the life of Jeffrey Dahmer. I hope that by the end of this article you have some new information about this serial Killer enthusiast.
One of the many sources of information about Jeffrey Dahmer is his own prison record. In his case, he spent 5 years in a local prison in Wisconsin after being convicted of four counts of first-degree murder and three counts of second-degree murder. Despite his lengthy sentence, Dahmer managed to elude capture for more than a decade. At the time of his escape, he was living with a friend in Wisconsin. During the course of his years inside the walls of the corrections facility in Wisconsin, Jeffrey Dahmer claimed to be a member of the Aryan Resistance Movement and a member of the Aryan Nation.
Authorities were not immediately able to find any evidence linking Dahmer to the homicide that occurred in Milwaukee in 1980. There were no weapon findings at the scene of the crime and the lack of physical evidence pointed towards the possibility that he was not involved in the homicide at all. Because of this, the investigation into his conviction was conducted by utilizing a network of sources inside the Milwaukee County Jail, including prison inmates, informers within the Milwaukee Police Department, the media, friends, and relatives among others. These methods yielded no results as far as identifying the killer.
Another prison interview of Dahmer revealed that he had admitted to killing all of the victims, even though he stated that he could not actually prove it. Dahmer told the Milwaukee County Jail inmate interviewers that he had killed all seven of the victims while he was incarcerated in the Wisconsin state penitentiary. At one point during the interview, the prisoner asked him if he had killed his grandmother. Dahmer responded by stating, “Only because she was an old woman and I didn’t want to kill her.” The Milwaukee County Jail interviewers were not aware at the time of this admission that the victim’s granddaughter was in the area at the time and had been interviewing the suspect for her own research.
Dahmer went on to tell the Milwaukee prison interviewers that he had killed his grandmother in the past, before he was released from prison. The interviewers were not aware that the conviction for the homicide had been overturned due to new evidence discovered by the Milwaukee County sheriff’s department. Nonetheless, they were impressed with the detail that Dahmer provided regarding the manner in which he had killed his grandmother. Specifically, Dahmer said that he had strangled her with a bed sheet, threw her to the floor, then stomped his foot on the floor until she died. Dahmer then picked up the gun he had been given and shot her in the head.
Following the conviction, the Milwaukee county sheriff’s office wanted to hold a news conference to announce the arrest of Dahmer. However, the press was denied access to the event. Sheriff Richard M. Sadowy then issued an order to deny media access to any further information on the case. When the media did get a look at the order to deny media access, they discovered that the press was still being allowed to go to the prison where Dahmer was being held. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel was able to file a story detailing the events that day.
As you can see from the information that was provided in the file 2 of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article, the Milwaukee Sheriff’s Department was happy to give the media a scoop regarding the arrest of Dahmer. However, when the story initially reported that the interviewers asked whether or not the victim was Dahmer’s wife, the victim’s family was upset. It was later learned that the victim’s family had hired a private investigator to conduct an investigation on the case. The investigator found no evidence that Dahmer was the wife of the victim, but he was still fired from the job.
So there you have it. Despite the fact that Jeffrey Dahmer was convicted multiple times for sexually abusing male employees, the media actually got him wrong, they reported incorrectly, and they were unable to find one thing that led to his conviction. The real story is that the male employees were not at all related to Jeffrey Dahmer at all!