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Jeffrey Dahmer's Former Classmate Shares Creepy Yearbook Photo In Documentary

Jeffrey Dahmer's Former Classmate Shares Creepy Yearbook Photo In Documentary

A former classmate of serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer has shared a chilling high school yearbook photo of the murderer.

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Dahmer, who was beaten to death by a fellow inmate in 1994, was an American serial killer who murdered and dismembered 17 men and boys between 1978 and 1991.

Many of his crimes notoriously involved necrophilia, cannibalism and the preservation of body parts - a dark habit that gave him the nickname of the Milwaukee Cannibal.

Jeffrey Dahmer. Credit: PA
Jeffrey Dahmer. Credit: PA

In a new Investigation Discovery show called Jeffrey Dahmer: Mind of a Monster, an old classmate of Dahmer's called Mike Krukal shares a yearbook photo showing the serial murderer as a youngster - along with the bizarre tale behind it.

Showing the yearbook to the camera, Krukal says: "The most famous photograph in our yearbook is one of Dahmer's pranks, and this is the photograph right here.

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"In our senior year, they took photographs of all the groups; they took photographs of the sports groups and the clubs and everything else. And Jeff Dahmer got in group photos that he was not a member of the group.

"I think the funniest one is the National Honor Society, which is supposed to be the brightest kids, right? And definitely in our senior year, Jeff Dahmer was not in that group academically, but he's in this photograph, and I believe it's the president of the group had him blacked out. So in all the yearbooks there's a body without a head.

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Credit: Investigation Discovery
Credit: Investigation Discovery

"It's one of the first things I thought about when I heard he was arrested for some reason. I just remembered this strange photograph that is so haunting today to look at and know that this person, right dead center in the middle, is Jeffrey Dahmer."

Credit: Investigation Discovery
Credit: Investigation Discovery

The show also features an interview with Ronald Flowers, who survived a creepy encounter with Dahmer.

In the documentary, Flowers explains how he'd been having troubles with his car when Dahmer approached him.

Dahmer had suggested the two of them go back to his nearby house to pick up his car, so that he could help Flowers get back on the road, but when they got to the property Dahmer tried to offer him a drink.

Flowers declined, but reluctantly accepted a quick cup of coffee - which he drank 'kind of quickly', only to realise Dahmer was staring at him 'in a way that was scary'.

"It was almost like he was waiting for something to happen," Flowers says in the show, adding that soon afer he felt 'dizzy and just went forward'.

"The last thing I saw was the floor and his shoes. It was sheer terror."

Somewhat miraculously, he woke up the next day in hospital.

Featured Image Credit: Investigation Discovery

Topics: True Crime, News, US News, Serial Killer

Jess Hardiman

Jess is a journalist at LADbible who graduated from Manchester University with a degree in Film Studies, English Language and Linguistics - indecisiveness at its finest, right there. She also works for FOODbible and its sister page Seitanists, which are both a safe haven for her to channel a love for homemade pasta, fennel and everything else in between. You can contact Jess at [email protected]