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Looking for a place to stay in Ohio during the Republican National Convention? Rent the childhood home of Jeffrey Dahmer, where he murdered his first victim.
Ohio leaders are hoping the upcoming Republican National Convention will spotlight Northeast Ohio’s rich history. What better way to do that than with the beautiful Akron home where serial killer and cannibal Jeffrey Dahmer grew up?
This beautiful and unique mid-century modern home in a picturesque setting features 3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, and (assuming it hasn’t been walled up) a crawl space where Dahmer dismembered his first victim before disposing of the remains in the woods behind the house.
The house has been on the market since 2014. While PETA joked about turning it into a vegan restaurant, and there were rumors of a Dahmer bed and breakfast, it seems no one has coughed up the money yet. So the current owner of the property has decided to rent it out during the RNC.
I feel a sudden, growing interest in politics….
From the listing:
Mid-century modern home with a true park-like setting. Smoking and animals okay. This is Jeffrey Dahmer’s childhood home. Close to Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Montrose shopping. Easy access to I-77 highway.
Before Jeffrey Dahmer was the ghoulish Milwaukee cannibal in apartment 215, he was living in this house with his parents in Akron, OH. In the summer of 1978 his parents were getting a divorce. His father was staying at a local motel, and his mother moved with his younger brother to Chippewa Falls, WI. Then 18-year-old Jeffrey was living in the house by himself.
Just three weeks after high school graduation, Dahmer picked up hitchhiker Steven Hicks. They returned to the Dahmer home to drink beer. When Hicks decided he wanted to leave, Jeffrey bludgeoned him from behind with a ten pound dumbbell and then strangled him to death.
He dismembered the body in the crawl space the next day and buried the remains in the backyard. A few weeks later he dug them back up to remove the flesh, which he dissolved in acid and flushed down the toilet. He then crushed the bones with a sledgehammer.
Police search for remains on the property after Dahmer’s arrest in 1991.
How’s that for rich history?
In his new book Frustrated Witness, author Willis Morgan details evidence which he believes is proof that Wisconsin serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer murdered Adam Walsh.
Adam Walsh, the 6-year-old son of America’s Most Wanted host John Walsh, was abducted from the toy aisle of a Sears in Hollywood, Florida on July 27, 1981. His severed head was found weeks later.
Convicted serial killer Ottis Toole, who was known for confessing to murders he did not commit, confessed to the murder of Adam Walsh in 1983. Due to a botched investigation, Toole died in prison before police closed the case and named him the killer.
But in July of 1981 Wisconsin cannibal Jeffrey Dahmer was living in nearby Miami Beach.
Willis Morgan, former press-room supervisor of the Miami Herald, was also at Sears that day, and witnessed a young blonde man disappear into the toy aisle. When news of Walsh’s abduction hit the news, Morgan knew exactly who was responsible. He went to police with his description of the man, but they didn’t take him seriously.
When Dahmer was arrested in Milwaukee in 1991, Morgan immediately recognized him from that day. It turns out several other Florida parents also found familiarity in the mugshot…as that man had attempted to nab their children, as well.
Ever since, Morgan has been digging through court records and interviewing witnesses to prove the truth that he believes police have ignored. He details these findings in his new book Frustrated Wittness: The True Story of the ADAM WALSH Case and Police Misconduct.
From the description:
When six-year-old Adam Walsh was abducted from the Hollywood Mall on July 27, 1981, and his severed head found at the Florida Turnpike, no one could have guessed that it would take police almost thirty years to find the culprit or that even then they had still got it all so wrong. Willis Morgan was an eye witness at the mall the day Adam was taken, but rather than feel relief when the Hollywood Police Department finally convicted serial killer Ottis Toole in 2008, he felt sick and frustrated. Frustrated that a young child was snatched from right in front of him. Frustrated that evidence, leads and witness testimony were lost. Frustrated that eyewitness testimony of Jeffrey Dahmer being at the Hollywood Mall the same day was disregarded. Frustrated because there was a compelling wall of evidence that it was Jeffrey Dahmer, the Milwaukee Cannibal, who killed Adam, and not Toole. And most of all frustrated because no justice has yet been served for Adam Walsh. In his book “Frustrated Witness”, Morgan details his unnerving encounter with serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer in the mall, the other eyewitness accounts of that fateful day and major flaws in the police investigation. “This is the account of Adam Walsh’s abduction and my attempts stretching across decades to find justice for him,” Morgan writes. “As much as this book is a case for Jeffrey Dahmer being Adam’s murderer, it is equally a study of how the Hollywood Police Department (HPD) conducted the homicide investigation.” Morgan has left no stone unturned in his quest for the truth and “Frustrated Witness” includes an incredible array of evidence he gathered, piece by painstaking piece, to prove Dahmer committed the murder of Adam Walsh. This includes crime scenes he uncovered, police investigative reports he researched, an analysis of suspect composites and even the sordid details of Dahmer’s murky past before he came to be known as America’s most notorious serial killer who dismembered, ate or kept parts of his victims. “Frustrated Witness” not only implicates Dahmer but presents the facts to the court of public opinion, in the hope that it ultimately brings about justice for Adam Walsh.
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