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Shocking real evidence shown in new Jeffrey Dahmer documentary

Daisy Phillipson

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Shocking real evidence shown in new Jeffrey Dahmer documentary

A plethora of shocking, real evidence from the Jeffrey Dahmer case has been revealed in a new documentary series.

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Ever since Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story dropped on Netflix last month, the cannibalistic serial killer has been all over social media.

The series saw Evan Peters take on the sinister role of the murderer who killed 17 men and boys between 1978 and 1991.

Following on from the dramatisation, Netflix released Conversations with a Killer: The Jeffrey Dahmer Tapes yesterday (7 October).

The three hour-long episodes incorporate interviews with key figures in the case, including Wendy Patrickus, the lawyer who represented Dahmer following his arrest in 1991.

Shocking crime scene photos show inside Jeffrey Dahmer's apartment. Credit: Netflix
Shocking crime scene photos show inside Jeffrey Dahmer's apartment. Credit: Netflix
His kitchen looks eerily similar to the dramatisation. Credit: Netflix
His kitchen looks eerily similar to the dramatisation. Credit: Netflix

Most would agree that having to represent such a horrific killer is a tough enough job as it is, but this was made even more so by the fact that it was Patrickus' first ever job as a defence attorney.

Tapes of her conversations with Dahmer are weaved throughout the docu-series as he confesses and describes the nature of his crimes, which included murder, necrophilia and cannibalism.

It's a disturbing watch, to say the least, and one that proves the dramatisation didn't make any of the details up – if anything, they were downplayed.

The drill Dahmer used on his victims. Credit: Netflix
The drill Dahmer used on his victims. Credit: Netflix
The killer would inject muriatic acid into some of his victims. Credit: Netflix
The killer would inject muriatic acid into some of his victims. Credit: Netflix

The series shows viewers the true scale of evidence investigators had to sift through following Dahmer's capture.

Initially, officers seized the killer's apartment after survivor Tracy Edwards managed to escape, and that's where they discovered a true house of horrors.

Images show everything from tools and materials he used to dismember his victims to skeletons and skulls, some of which had been bleached.

Officers found human parts in the freezer. Credit: Netflix
Officers found human parts in the freezer. Credit: Netflix
Dahmer would preserve some of the skulls. Credit: Netflix
Dahmer would preserve some of the skulls. Credit: Netflix

They found a 57-gallon drum containing three torsos in acid, the drill and muriatic acid Dahmer used for his sick 'zombie' experiments, and various human parts in the freezer.

One image they didn't show, for obvious reasons, is the human head that was found in the fridge.

Milwaukee police detective Dennis Murphy, who was assigned to the case, explained in the documentary: "The officer opened it and saw the head in the refrigerator, with the head looking up, and he screamed.

"He literally screamed. He eventually retired, kept dreaming about it. He couldn't handle it."

The knife the murderer threatened survivor Tracy Edwards with. Credit: Netflix
The knife the murderer threatened survivor Tracy Edwards with. Credit: Netflix
A collection of tools that were used for dismemberment. Credit: Netflix
A collection of tools that were used for dismemberment. Credit: Netflix

Murphy continued: "The scene itself was gruesome. The tools that were at the apartment were hacksaws, screwdrivers, other tools that he would use while he was dissecting the victims."

Adding to this, Dr Jeffrey Jentzen, a Milwaukee medical examiner who worked on the scene, said: "Forensic pathologists are used to seeing trauma, but this was something different.

"Looking around the room you could tell people had fear on their face. And in the years that have passed, I have come to believe that that is a time that I actually encountered evil.

The medical examiner felt he had encountered 'evil' at Dahmer's apartment. Credit: Netflix
The medical examiner felt he had encountered 'evil' at Dahmer's apartment. Credit: Netflix

"I can't describe it, but it is a feeling of human depravity."

He continued: "As we went through these various drawers and containers, my feeling is that I was not doing a crime scene but I was dismantling Dahmer's museum."

Featured Image Credit: ARCHIVIO GBB / Alamy Stock Photo / Netflix

Topics: US News, Crime, True Crime, Netflix, Documentaries, TV and Film

Daisy Phillipson
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