Netflix's 'The Jeffrey Dahmer Story': Here's how many people the serial killer murdered

Everything you need to know about Jeffery Dahmer and the number of people he killed over the span of 13 years.

The Dahmer murders: A peek at the real count of Jeffery Dahmer's victims
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The Dahmer murders: A peek at the real count of Jeffery Dahmer's victims

There’s a new serial killer Netflix series on the loose that is nothing short of spine-chilling. Titled ‘Monster: The Jeffery Dahmer Story’, this TV series narrates a fictionalized account of one of America’s most infamous serial killers - Jeffery Dahmer.

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Starring Evan Peters, this true crime drama follows the killings of Dahmer, which started in 1978 and went on till 1991.

Who was Jeffery Dahmer?

Jeffery Dahmer, born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, was a notorious serial killer who was convicted for murdering over 17 young men and boys. He killed gay men and often raped their dead bodies after killing them. He also terrorized the world and his victims with chilling crimes that included cannibalism and necrophilia, according to People.

As per Grunge, he was an alcoholic, and his addiction played a crucial role in his murders, as he was always intoxicated while committing the crime.

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How many people did Jeffery Dahmer kill?

Dahmer’s trial brought to light about 17 victims that he drugged, strangled and raped. He committed his first murder by picking up a hitchhiker soon after graduating high school and went on a killing spree for about 13 years. Over time, he went on to commit more atrocious acts with the bodies of his victims.

He usually found his victims at gay bars or other public places and enticed them into going to his house, usually promising them money or sex. As per Women’s Health Magazine, he laced their drinks with drugs and would go on to kill them and dismember their bodies, and even kept parts of them as souvenirs.

Most of his victims were gay African-Americans, Asian and Hispanic, which shed light on institutionalized homophobia and racism which were rampant at the time in America.

Although he was convicted for 17 murders, there could be more victims who have suffered in Dahmer’s hands.

Sources used:

- Women's Health Magazine: 'Who Were Jeffery Dahmer's Victims? A Full Timeline Of His Murders'

- Elle: 'Jeffery Dahmer Had Seventeen Male Victims - Here's What You Should Know About Them'

- People Magazine: 'Monster: The Jeffery Dahmer Story: How the Serial Killer Was Caught'

- Grunge: 'The Chilling Way Alcohol Tied Into Jeffery Dahmer's Murders'

- AP News: 'Detectives Detail Dahmer's Confession At Sanity Trial With AM-Dahmer Trial, Bjt'

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