Jeffrey Dahmer murdered and dismembered 17 young men from 1987 to 1991, at the time he was arrested several body parts and skulls were found in his apartment. One of his victims escaped and when police questioned Dahmer, they discovered him to be collecting pictures of dismembered bodies and remains of dead bodies in his apartment. After his arrest he confessed all his homicides and described in details how he dismembered and disposed of them. He has been defined as necrophile, sadist maniac, psychotic, borderline psychopath. He was a loner who used to kill young gay men and conserve souvenir of their bodies. But why he did, is still not completely clear.
Childhood and adolescence
Jeffrey was born on May 21 in 1960, in Milwaukee; his parents were Lionel and Joyce Dahmer. Joyce ‘s father was severely alcoholic and he was distant and uninvolved with her. Joyce had problems during her pregnancy and started taking drugs to treat her sickness. After Jeffrey was born he had problems with his legs and was immobilized until was four months. Despite this problem he seemed to grew up as a healthy beautiful child, his achievement were of his age, but at one point his mother started to refuse to breast feed him. According to Brian Master’s reports, Joyce was showing to have an unstable behavior, continuously lamenting for the neighbor’s noises, and needing to be reinsured from her husband. Since she could not tolerate such stimulations, she increased the consumption of antidepressant and psychotropic drugs.
The couple moved six times in their first years of marriage. In 1962, the family moved in Iowa. Lionel had been accepted to a doctoral program in chemistry; in this period Jeffrey got sick very often and required several injections to treat the infections. When he started to go to preschool, he resulted as being very shy, while his interest for insects and animals was starting to take form, he, in facts, helped his father in nursing a owl they found and then have...