Jeffrey Dahmer, the Milwaukee Cannibal

Episode 15,  May 23, 04:00 AM

Helen Anderson and Danni Howard travel back to 1990s America to learn about the horrific and infamous Milwaukee Cannibal, Jeffrey Dahmer. After his childhood obsession with animals took a very dark turn, Jeffrey channeled his love of gore and need for control to whole new levels in his one bedroom apartment on North 25th Street in Milwaukee. Expect serious grisly discoveries, a macabre shrine to his victims, and the kind of crimes you would only expect to hear in an actual horror movie.

Devils in The Dark contains graphic details of sexual assault, torture, and violence, including violence against animals, and is not intended for all audiences. Listener discretion is strongly advised.  

00:00 - Introduction
09:33 - Where Jeffrey's story first begins
12:50 - Jeffrey takes on some dark hobbies
18:02 - Danni's fascination with mechaphiles
21:26 - Jeffrey starts drinking at school
23:33 - The murder of Steven Hicks
25:31 - Jeffrey joins the army
26:25 - Jeffrey gets a new start with his grandmother in Milwaukee
31:00 - Jeffrey kicks off his killing spree
32:33 - How Jeffrey hid the evidence
38:04 - Jeffrey tries to make zombies out of his victims
39:32 - The murder of Konerak Sinthasomphone
44:26 - Tracy Edwards escapes
48:46 - The trial of Jeffrey Dahmer
00:00 - Outro

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Produced by Alexandra Jueno at Audioboom Studios. 

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