The new Netflix dramatization of serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer’s life, based on the best-selling book My Friend Dahmer, was recently released.
There are a lot of things that are left out in the film, one of them being what happened to his younger brother David Dahmer.
As the younger brother of one of America’s most notorious serial killers, Jeffrey Dahmer, it’s no wonder that David Dahmer has had to deal with a lot of pain and suffering in his life.
In this candid interview, Dahmer opens up about his childhood experiences living with a brother who was struggling with mental illness,
how he dealt with the aftermath of his brother’s crimes, and what his life is like now.
The Story of Jeffrey Dahmer’s Early Life
Jeffrey Dahmer’s younger brother, David, was born on May 21, 1960. Jeffrey was born two years later on December 21, 1962. Their parents were Lionel and Joyce Dahmer.
Lionel was an analytical chemist and Joyce was a homemaker. The family lived in Bath, Ohio. Jeffrey and David were both quiet children who kept to themselves.
They had a difficult time making friends. As a result, they often played together and became very close. When Jeffrey was eight years old, the family moved to Wisconsin.
This is where things started to go downhill for Jeffrey. He began having trouble in school and acting out. He also started showing interest in dead animals.
When he was ten years old, he killed his first animal – a dog – with a baseball bat. This behavior continued into adolescence. In high school, Jeffrey began drinking heavily and using drugs.
He also started having sexual fantasies about men instead of women. After graduating from high school, he enlisted in the Army but was honorably discharged after only six months due to his alcoholism. After leaving the Army, Jeffrey moved back in with his parents.
He got a job at a local grocery store but was fired after only a few weeks for stealing liquor from the store.
He then began working at a hospital as a medical photographer but was soon fired from that job as well after it was discovered that he had been stealing corpses from the morgue so that he could experiment on them sexually.
The Story of David Dahmer
Jeffrey Dahmer was a serial killer who terrorized the city of Milwaukee in the 1980s. His gruesome crimes shocked and horrified the nation. Dahmer’s younger brother, David,
was just a kid when his brother’s crimes were discovered. In this article, David tells his story of growing up with Jeffrey and how he’s dealt with the aftermath of his brother’s crimes.
It is clear that David Dahmer has struggled with the tragedy of his brother’s murders for his entire life. In some ways,
he has been able to use his story to help others who have experienced trauma in their lives. He is a reminder that even in the darkest of times, there is still hope for a better tomorrow.