Jeffrey Dahmer was an American serial killer and sex offender who was active from 1978 to 1991. He was convicted of the murder of 17 men and boys between 1978 and 1991.
Dahmer’s crimes involved luring young men and boys to his home, drugging them, sexually assaulting them, killing them, and often dismembering their bodies. He was known for keeping body parts as souvenirs and cannibalizing some of his victims. Dahmer’s behavior escalated over time, and his crimes became increasingly gruesome.
Dahmer was arrested in 1991 after one of his intended victims escaped and flagged down police officers. During the subsequent investigation, the police found evidence of Dahmer’s crimes in his apartment, including photographs of his victims, body parts in his freezer, and a human head in his refrigerator.
Dahmer was convicted of 15 counts of murder and sentenced to 15 consecutive life sentences. He was beaten to death by a fellow inmate in prison in 1994.