Jeffrey Dahmer’s home in Milwaukee, Wisconsin features prominently in the new Netflix series about his life.
Dahmer, a serial killer and cannibal, had an abode of literal horrors — including painted skulls, filleted body parts in a freezer, a barrel of liquefied remains, and a head in his fridge. These details come from newspaper articles of the time accessed through Newspapers.com and trial testimonies.
The apartment building no longer exists. It was demolished after Dahmer’s arrest. On twitterMany people marveled that Dahmer could kill so many people in a crowded apartment complex without getting caught for so long.
Here’s what you need to know:
According to Cinemaholic, Dahmer moved into the apartment building at 924 N. 25th St. in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in May 1990.
He was in Apartment 213. The building had 49 one-bedroom apartments, all of which were occupied, according to Cinemaholic.
The apartments were located outside of downtown Milwaukee in an area with a large population of black residents.
According to Cinemaholic, Dahmer killed 12 of his victims in this apartment.
Website Morbid Tourism explains, “The site is located in Milwaukee at N. 25th Street, just south of W. State St. The grassy lot is adjacent to the Cantona Court Apartments and is surrounded by a black gunmetal fence to keep the public in.” Chess.” See a photo of the building here.
According to a 1992 article in the Wisconsin State Journal, which can be accessed via Newspapers.com, the manager of the Oxford Apartments was Sopa Princewell.
Princewell testified that he had received complaints about “foul odors coming from Dahmer’s apartment.”
He went to the apartment three times to discuss the complaints, and Dahmer blamed the smell on a broken freezer and dead fish.
He was told he would be evicted but before that could happen he was arrested, the newspaper reported.
A 1992 article in the Appleton Post Crescent reported that most of Dahmer’s former neighbors left the apartment building after his arrest.
“Sometimes I have dreams that I still live across the hall from him and he’s hacking and drilling over there,” John Batchelor, then 25, a former resident, said in this Associated Press article.
Only three people didn’t move.
That article states that police found “bleached skulls and severed heads” in Dahmer’s “neat one-bedroom apartment.”
In that article, Princewell said the apartment complex had been trying to get new tenants for a while, but people were too scared to live there.
When Dahmer was there, the stench from his apartment was so strong that, according to this story, people pinched their noses as they walked past his door.
The apartment building was demolished.
In 1997, the Associated Press reported that tourists were “attracted to the site,” but it was a vacant lot with overgrown weeds surrounded by a chain link fence.
Attempts to develop it have not worked.
The building was demolished.
That article said the building is a “terrible, terrifying tourist attraction,” according to a woman who helped develop the property.
A woman who lived next door described the building as a “true circus” during its first year.
A group called Campus Circle demolished the Oxford Apartments in 1992.
“It has become a symbol of anger, pain, violence and death. It needs to be replaced with a sign of our commitment to supporting the healing process and working together as a community of people who care.”
CONTINUE READING: Jeffrey Dahmer’s cause of death.