Stacked Polaroid images of jeffrey dahmer victims showing them living, dead, and mutilated provided ample evidence to support his guilt even if he had not acknowledged to the murder of 17 young men.
Like many serial killers, Dahmer enjoyed amassing trophies, and these included visual reminders in addition to skulls, severed penises, hands, and flesh. In reality, he offered the men who died at his hands $100 in exchange for their cooperation in taking pictures outside his apartment. This gave detectives a clear narrative: a guy was alive, a man was dead, and a man was butchered.
In Dahmer’s bedside table at 213 Oxford Building, 25th Street, Milwaukee, they discovered 84 pictures, a knife, and 11 men’s bodies in varying levels of decay.
I must admit that when I first saw one of his photos, I was horrified. If you are familiar with yoga, the pose of the headless man is known as the camel posture. It appeared out of the ordinary, unpleasant, and generally disgusting.
The images from jeffrey dahmer collection have found their way online, where they are readily available.
One of the polaroids “showed a man’s head, with the flesh still intact, lying in a sink,” according to Anne E. Schwartz in her book The Man Who Could Not slaughter Enough, while another “displayed a victim cut open from the neck to the groin, like a deer gutted after the kill.” Other videos depict Dahmer having sex with the dead. It is unclear from the images, which are of his later victims from the early 1990s, whose sexual actions are being alluded to, despite the fact that we know he masturbated over the remains of Steven Hicks and Steven Tuomi.
Dahmer is recognized as a necrophile in addition to a serial killer.