How Many People Did Jeffrey Dahmer Kill? Cast and More

by Rajitha Reddy

How Many People Did Jeffrey Dahmer Kill: Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story, a new show on Netflix, goes into the case of the Milwaukee serial killer in great detail. This has made people very scared. Here is an overview of how many people Dahmer killed and when they died.

Dahmer, also known as the Milwaukee Monster, is one of the worst serial killers in the United States. During his 13-year reign of terror, from 1978 to 1991, he killed many men and boys.

StyleCaster says that when Dahmer was finally caught in 1991, he admitted to raping, killing, cutting people up, and eating them.

Even though the Milwaukee Monster did terrible things, he didn’t get the death penalty because the state of Wisconsin got rid of the law in 1853.

How Many People Did Jeffrey Dahmer Kill?

The Los Angeles Times says that between 1978 and 1991, Dahmer killed 17 men, boys, and young men.

How Many People Did Jeffrey Dahmer Kill?

CrimeMuseum.org says that he killed his first person, Steven Hicks, when he was only 18 years old. Before he was finally caught in 1991, Dahmer had been arrested twice for indecent exposure, in 1982 and 1986.

The Milwaukee Monster was free until 1991, when the last person he killed got away.

GoodToKnow says that on July 22, 1991, Dahmer and Tracy Edwards, who was 32 at the time, met in a local bar. Edwards agreed to go to Dahmer’s apartment and pose for pictures for $100.

The monster placed Tracy in police custody and told his victim that he wanted to eat his heart, the outlet says.

Tracy could tell that his life was in danger, so he talked Dahmer into letting him out of the handcuffs.

Tracy was afraid for his life because the house smelled bad and there were boxes of hydrochloric acid on the floor. Dahmer’s strange behavior only made things worse.

Tracy punched Dahmer as soon as he was freed from the handcuffs. He then ran out of the apartment. Then he met two police officers who went with him back to Dahmer’s apartment.

Police say that in Dahmer’s apartment 213, they found the bodies of 11 men, including the heads that had been cut off and put in the refrigerator. They also found a drawer with pictures of the victims’ bodies that had been cut up.

Full list of Dahmer’s known victims and when they died:

  1. In 1978, 18-year-old Steven Hicks was killed.
  2. Steven Tuomi, 24, was killed in 1987
  3. In 1987, just three months after Tuomi’s death, 14-year-old James Doxtator was also killed.
  4. In 1988, 22-year-old Richard Guerrero was killed.
  5. In 1989, 24-year-old Anthony Sears was killed.
  6. In 1990, both Raymond Lamont Smith, who was 32, and Edward Smith, who was 27, died.
  7. In September 1990, Ernest Miller and David C. Thomas, both 22 years old, died.
  8. In February 1991, 17-year-old Curtis Straughter was killed.
  9. In April of 1991, 19-year-old Errol Lindsey was killed.
  10. In May 1991, both Anthony Hughes, who was 31 years old, and Konerak Sinthasomphone, who was 14, died.
  11. Twenty-year-old Matt Turner was killed in June 1991.
  12. Oliver Lacy, 24, Jeremiah Weinberger, 23, and Joseph Bradehoft, 25, were all killed in July 1991, right before Dahmer was caught.

Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story Cast on Netflix

Evan Peters, who was in the movie Mare of Easttown, plays the main role in the new Netflix show. Tracy Edwards, the last person Dahmer killed, is played by Shaun Brown.

Matthew Alan, Niecy Nash, Richard Jenkins, Khetphet Phagnasay, and Michael Learned, who plays Dahmer’s grandmother, are also in the show.