Updated 1st May 2020. Part two of the life and death of a necrophile, cannibal and serial killer. With a ten year gap between the first and Jeffrey Dahmers second murder. The troubled man struggled with alcohol abuse and his sexuality.
Links to all parts of the Jeffrey dahmer articles can be found below.
- Jeffrey Dahmers first murder was it an accident
- Jeffrey Dahmers third and fourth murders: full on serial killer begins
- Jeffrey Dahmers killing continues with Edward smith
- Jeffrey Dahmer kills 11 men
- When Jeffrey Dahmer should of been caught but wasn’t
- Dahmers last four victims – Jeffrey Dahmers final murder
- Jeffrey Dahmers house of horror – police finally arrest Dahmer
- Jeffrey Dahmers unbelievable confession you need to read
- Jeffrey Dahmers trial and sentencing
- Jeffrey Dahmer goes to prison – Dahmers murder
- The aftermath of Jeffrey Dahmer – what happened after Dahmer Died
- If you’re a fan of Jeffrey dahmer you need to read this
- How to dismember a person like Jeffrey Dahmer
- Jeffrey Dahmers childhood home where he committed his first murder
Jeffrey Dahmers second murder, University and the Army
Six weeks after the murder, Dahmer enrolled in the Ohio state University. Where he hoped to major in business, but because of his excessive drinking. A way Dahmer said “drowned out the strong urges to kill again”. His university time was short lived and mostly unproductive.
He was known as the crazy, weird but fun guy. With the term “pulling a Dahmer” being used when someone does something bizzare.
When his father Lionel made a surprise visit to the dorm, he found his sons room littered in empty alcohol cans and bottles. Dahmer ended up dropping out of university after just 3 months of his second term and enlisted in the U.S Army in 1979, under the pressure of his worried Father.
Before Jeffrey Dahmers second murder he also joined the Army
While in the army Dahmer trained as a medic and in 1979 was stationed in West Germany as a combat medic. In his first year he was reported to be an “average or slightly above average soldier”.
However, two soldiers later came forward in 2010 with rape allegations. One former soldier reports, he was repeatedly raped by Dahmer. Over a 17 month period while they were both stationed in West Germany. The second claims to have been drugged and raped on one occasion.
In 1981 because of Dahmers non stop drinking, he was released from the army and received an honourable discharge. Deemed safe for civilian life and unaffected by his time spent in service.
After the army
Once debriefed, Dahmer was given a plane ticket, which he could use to travel anywhere in the country. He chose to go to Miami, because it was warm and he couldn’t face his father.
Now living by his own means, he got a job in a delicatessen and rented a room in a motel. Again, his drinking got the better of him and his pay cheques were going on alcohol, so he was evicted from the motel due to lack of payment.
Eventually, after failing to live by his own means. He was forced to contact his father and return home in the same year of 1981.
2 weeks after returning home and living with his father, Dahmer was arrested for being drunk and disorderly. Fined $60 and received a suspended 10 day jail sentence. his father had finally had enough and towards the end of 1981, sent him to live with his grandmother.
While living with his grandmother, his father hoped Dahmer would change his ways. As he looked up to her and wouldn’t want to dissapoint his her. The plan worked for a while, he would go to church and help out his grandmother and eventually got a job.
However, he was still drinking but hiding it better. and in mid 1982 he was arrested for indecent exposure to 25 women and children and fined $50. Then after just 10 months, he was sacked from his job.
Jump forward to 1985, after living off his grandmother for a couple of years. He got a job as a mixer at the ambrosia chocolate factory, working the night shift.
Not long after getting his new job, while reading in a local library. Dahmer was thrown a note, from another man, offering to perform oral sex on him. He declined the offer, but this started to stir up his twisted fantasies of control and dominance.
After this event, he then started visiting the gay bars and Bath houses in the area. He also stole a male mannequin, which he used for sexual pleasure. The mannequin, somewhat, full filed his need to be in total control of another “person”. Until his grandmother found it and told him to get rid.
Dahmer then started visiting the bathhouses on a regular basis, using it as a place to pick up guys for gay sex. During the sex however, he became annoyed that his partners would move. So he started drugging them, liquor laced with sedatives was his preferred way. Then he would rape their unconscious bodies. Which eventually got him banned from the bathhouses and ended his supply of gay men.
Not long after being banned from the bathhouses, his sexual desires were obviously at an extremely high point. But with his supply of men being cut, he decided it would be a good idea to dig up a recently buried 18 year old man, take the corpse home and have sex with it. He had read about the funeral in a newspaper, and one night shortly after went to the cemetery to dig the coffin up, but found the soil was too hard. So he eventually gave up on the idea.
In 1986 he was again arrested for indecent exposure, after masturbating in front of two 12 year old boys. However, the charge was changed to disorderly conduct, after Dahmer changed his story. He was sentenced to one year probation in 1987, with instructions to undergo counselling.
Jeffrey Dahmers second murder
While living with his grandmother in 1987, Dahmer rented out a room in a hotel for a night. With the intention to take a man back from a local gay bar, drug him and rape him as he lay unconscious.
Which he did with a 25 year old man named Steven tuomi. Dahmer claims he never intended to kill steven but the following morning, when he woke up, he found Steven laying underneath him. With his chest crushed in, his body covered in bruises and blood coming out of his mouth. Dahmer also had extreme bruising on his fists and forearms but had no memory of killing Steven.
He was then faced with having to dispose of the body, so he bought a suitcase to put the corpse in and left the hotel unnoticed. He took the body to his grandmothers house and one week later severed the limbs and head from the torso. Again taking the flesh from the bones. This time however, he put the flesh into binbags and smashed the bones covered in a sheet with a sledgehammer, then disposed of the evidence in the bin.
Except for the severed head. Which he kept for about 2 weeks wrapped in a blanket. Untill, he decided to boil the head in bleach and other substances, to preserve the skull and keep Steven with him. He would then use the skull as a stimulus for masturbation, but because of the method used in the boiling. The skull became too brittle, so he destroyed and disposed of it.