Monster: The True Story of the Jeffrey Dahmer Murders

Monster: The True Story of the Jeffrey Dahmer Murders

by Anne E. Schwartz


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This true crime account will be the perfect companion to a Netflix scripted series on Dahmer by acclaimed producer-director Ryan Murphy (American Horror Story, The People vs. O.J. Simpson, Ratched). Told with authority of having reported on Dahmer, Anne E. Schwartz takes us into very dark territory.

The real story of the shocking Jeffrey Dahmer murders, as told by the Milwaukee Journal reporter who broke the story—from the dramatic scene when police first entered Dahmer's apartment to the lasting repercussions of the case today.

One night in July 1991, two policemen saw a man running handcuffed from the apartment of Jeffrey Dahmer. Investigating, they made a gruesome discovery: three human skulls in Dahmer’s refrigerator and the body parts of at least 11 more people scattered throughout the apartment. Shortly after, Milwaukee Journal reporter Anne E. Schwartz received a tip that would change her life. Schwartz, who broke the story and had exclusive access to the principals involved, details the complete, inside story of Dahmer’s dark life, the case, and its aftermath: the horrific crime scene and the shocking story that unfolded; the forensics; the riveting trial; and Dahmer’s murder in prison. With approximately 12 images.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781454944133
Publisher: Sterling
Publication date: 10/26/2021
Edition description: Revised
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 30,753
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 5.10(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Anne E. Schwartz is a veteran print and broadcast journalist, author, and a nationally recognized trainer about strategic communication and public relations for emergency management professionals as an adjunct professor of the National Criminal Justice Training Center. She served as communications director for the Milwaukee Police Department for eight years. In 1991, as a reporter for the Milwaukee Journal, she broke the story of serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer.

Table of Contents

Preface ix

1 The Discovery

July 22, 1991, 11:25 p.m 1

2 Harnessing an Octopus

July 23, 1991 20

3 Uncloaking A Sinister Soul

July 22-23, 1991 33

4 Boys Will Be Boys

May 21, 1960-August 1978 40

5 Life at Grandma's House

August 197 8-September 1988 50

6 Caught, Not Cured

September 1988-March 1990 66

7 His Own Abattoir

May 1990-May 1991 79

8 Deloused and Unemployed

May 27, 1991, 2:00 a.m. 94

9 Out of Control

June 30-July 22, 1991 112

10 A Human Jigsaw Puzzle

July 23-August 16, 1991 122

11 "Can I Have Your Autograph?"

Uninvited Fame Comes Calling 131

12 Inside A Murdering Mind

Experts Ask (and Answer) "Why?" 150

13 Gaping Wounds

The Aftermath in Milwaukee 163

14 The Living Victims

Everyone Carries the Scars 179

15 Day of Reckoning

February 17, 1992 186

Afterword 223

Appendix: The Victims 235

Acknowledgments 236

Picture Credits 237

Sources 238

Index 239

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