Jeffrey Dahmer was a notorious serial killer and sex offender who murdered 17 young men and boys between 1978 and 1991. While there were several early warning signs of his psychopathic behavior, they were not fully recognized or addressed until it was too late.
One of the earliest signs of Dahmer’s behavior was his fascination with dead animals. As a child, he would collect animal bones and dissect roadkill. He also impaled the heads of animals on sticks and placed them in his backyard.
Dahmer also exhibited antisocial behavior in his adolescence. He was often withdrawn and showed little interest in social activities or friendships. He also had a history of alcohol abuse and struggled with sexual identity issues.
During his teenage years, Dahmer began to fantasize about dominating and controlling other people. He had a particular fixation on male joggers and would watch them from his car. He also developed a fascination with the anatomy of the human body, which led him to begin experimenting with alcohol and drugs in order to gain control over his victims.
Later on, Dahmer’s behavior escalated into violent acts of rape, torture, and murder. He was eventually caught and sentenced to life in prison, where he was later killed by a fellow inmate.