Where did Jeffrey Dahmer grow up?

Notorious serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin but spent most of his childhood in Ohio.

Here’s everything you need to know about his early childhood, where he grew up and where his murderous habits began.

Jeffrey Dahmer's parents' home in Ohio


Jeffrey Dahmer’s parents’ home in OhioPhoto credit: Keller Williams Realty

Where did Jeffrey Dahmer grow up?

Jeffrey Dahmer spent the first eight years of his life in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Although not much is known about his early life, his father claimed his mother was neglectful and his mother claimed his father was absent.

His family, including his mother Joyce, father Lionel and younger brother David, moved to Bath Township in Summit County, Ohio in 1968.

Jeffrey grew up in this house from 1968 until he graduated from high school in 1978.

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In his youth, did Jeffrey Dahmer show any warning signs of becoming a killer?

Jeffrey showed the telltale sign of being interested in harming others when he was fascinated with killing small animals at a young age.

He asked his father, a scientist, what would happen if bones were placed in bleach.

Jeffrey Dahmer grew up in Wisconsin and Ohio


Jeffrey Dahmer grew up in Wisconsin and OhioPhoto credit: YouTube/ OWN

Happy to have something in common with his son, his father showed him how to preserve bones, which Jeffrey would later use on his victims.

Additionally, Jeffrey showed signs of trying to escape his life when, at age 14, he began drinking hard alcohol, often before classes at school.

When did Jeffrey Dahmer start murdering victims?

Jeffrey Dahmer’s first murder occurred about three weeks after he graduated from high school in 1978.

He lured a hitchhiker back to his family’s home, where they were drinking beer and listening to music.

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Jeffrey was living alone in the house at the time as his parents recently divorced.

When the hitchhiker was ready to leave, Jeffrey knocked him unconscious, later killing him and burying him in a shallow grave in the backyard.

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