Dahmer – Monster: The Story of Jeffery Dahmer

Jeffrey Dahmer was a serial killer from 1978 to 1991. Jeffrey would go to gay bars and pick up young men and boys and take them back to his apartment where he would drug them then kill, dismember and eat some of them taking pictures of his crimes with a polorid camera.

Netflix published Dahmer – Monster: The Story of Jeffrey Dahmer toward the end of September. The families of Jeffrey’s victims were very upset with Netflix about the show. There have already been documentaries about Dahmer, and the families did not want to go through that trauma again. The families told Netflix not to make the show, yet they did anyway. Rita Isbell, sister of Errol Lindsey, one of Jeffreys victims, had not known about the show until she saw an actress that looked like her perform her victim impact statement at Jeffreys trial.

“When I saw some of the show, it bothered me, especially when I saw myself — when I saw my name come across the screen and this lady saying verbatim exactly what I said. If I didn’t know any better, I would’ve thought it was me. Her hair was like mine, she had on the same clothes. That’s why it felt like reliving it all over again. It brought back all the emotions I was feeling back then. I was never contacted about the show. I feel like Netflix should’ve asked if we mind or how we felt about making it. They didn’t ask me anything. They just did it,” she told Insider.

Jeffrey was born on May 21st, 1960. After his parent’s divorce in 1978 Jeffrey killed his first victim Steven Hicks. Steven was hitchhiking his way to a concert and Jeffrey stopped for him. Jeffrey convinced Steven to come back to his fathers house and have a beer. When Steven tried to leave Dahmer hit him over the head with a 10 dumbbell. Jeffrey waited 9 years to kill after that.

From 1979 to 1981 Jeffrey was an army medic in Germany. Due to his alcohol problem, he was kicked out of the army and was sent back home to live with his grandma in Ohio. Dahmer killed 4 of his 17 victims in his grandmother’s home. He finally got his own home in 1988 where he continued his crimes.

In the show it shows his neighbor Glenda Cleveland telling the cops many times something was wrong with Dahmer and something was happening in that apartment. Real Glenda Cleveland had not lived in the same building as Dahmer but she did try to stop cops from giving victim Konerak Sinthasomphone who was 14 back to Dahmer. At the end of the episode where the cops gave Konerak back to Dahmer it plays the recording of Glenda calling the police to make sure that he was safe.

On July 22, 1991, Dahmer was caught when Tracey Edwards escaped from Dahmer and was able to flag down a cop car. When the police showed up at Dahmer’s house with Tracey, he let them in. While looking around his home, the officers went into the bedroom and found polaroids of dead bodies that ended up with the arrest of Dahmer.

“When Dahmer was in prison in the show I couldn’t wait for when he died, just watching the show I was so uncomfortable I can’t imagine what the families went through,” graduate from Findlay High School, Tori Clark says.