Netflix’s Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story is one of the top 10 most viewed titles on the streaming platform in over 92 countries. The series debuted on September 21, 2022, and in the first week, it garnered about 196.2 Million hours of viewership. The true crime series has even sparked debate as people remembered the victims and paid tribute to the lost souls. However, many among them wonder what happened to the notorious apartment where Dahmer brutally killed his victims.
Keep reading to find out more about the apartment’s fate.
Jeffrey Dahmer Was Killed By His Prison Mate Christopher Scarver
Dahmer’s killing spree ended when police found a total of 11 brutally mangled bodies in his apartment. However, not much was talked about the apartment once he was declared dead after being killed by his prison mate Christopher Scarver. Now, the topic is getting traction once again.
Jeffrey Dahmer lived in Apartment 213 at 924 North 25th Street in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Yet, the building no longer exists as it was demolished soon after and the lot still sits unused. FBI pictures from Dahmer’s arrest detail the things inside the apartment. As seen in the series, Dahmer did own a vintage fish tank, beige couch, carpet spread out on the floor, an analog TV, and even the acid barrel.
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As per Esquire, the complete apartment complex with 49 units was demolished just 15 months after Dahmer was arrested. This was done at the request of the victim’s families. After the killer was caught, renting out an apartment in the complex became a struggle for the builders and hence the best solution was to bring it down.
Jeffrey Dahmer Apartment Plot Remains Vacant To Date
Back in 1995, a neighborhood redevelopment initiative named the Campus Circle Project purchased the empty lot for $325,000 aided by Marquette University. However, nothing was done with the plot. They did help the building tenants locate new places to live before the building’s demolition. For a small time frame, there was talk of converting it into a children’s playground. But, this plan also fell through and the plot remains empty to date.
Also popular as the Milwaukee Cannibal/Milwaukee Monster, Dahmer killed 17 men and boys between 1978 and 1991. He was later diagnosed with schizotypal personality disorder, borderline personality disorder, and also psychotic disorder. However, he was found to be legally sane during the trial and sentenced to life imprisonment on February 17, 1992.
Two years later, on November 28, 1994, Dahmer was beaten to death by his prison mate at the Columbia Correctional Institution located in Portage, Wisconsin.
Dahmer’s Victim’s Family Feels Retraumatized
After the new limited series premiered, a family member of one of Dahmer’s victims also spoke about it. Eric Perry, who claims to be the cousin of Errol Lindsey (murdered in 1991 by Dahmer), wrote, “I’m not telling anyone what to watch, I know true crime media is huge rn, but if you’re actually curious about the victims, my family (the Isbell’s) are pissed about this show. It’s retraumatizing over and over again, and for what? How many movies/shows/documentaries do we need?”
I’m not telling anyone what to watch, I know true crime media is huge rn, but if you’re actually curious about the victims, my family (the Isbell’s) are pissed about this show. It’s retraumatizing over and over again, and for what? How many movies/shows/documentaries do we need? https://t.co/CRQjXWAvjx
— eric perry. (@ericthulhu) September 22, 2022
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