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Jeffrey Dahmer’s father made chilling confession to his son in newly released tapes

Gregory Robinson

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Jeffrey Dahmer’s father made chilling confession to his son in newly released tapes

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Jeffrey Dahmer’s father made a chilling confession to his son in newly unearthed recordings of their conversations while the former was in prison.

Dahmer was a serial killer who murdered 17 men and boys in Wisconsin and Ohio from 1978 until 1991, until he was finally arrested for his crimes in May that year.

Officials found several decapitated human heads and dismembered bodies at his apartment, however the true depravity of his crimes was yet to be discovered.

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Dahmer’s horrific murder spree saw Dahmer drug and sexually assault his victims before killing them and cannibalizing parts of their bodies. Fourteen of the men and boys who were killed by Dahmer were of color, including ten Black victims. They were aged between 14 to 33 when they died and Dahmer preyed on those who were part of the LGBTQ+ community.

Never-before-heard audio tapes reveal new details regarding the relationship between Dahmer and his father, Lionel Dahmer.

In one of the tapes, which have been obtained by FOX Nation, Lionel can be heard asking his son: “What was the very first fantasy, I was wondering that you could remember having which you thought to yourself was kind of odd or disturbing?”

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He continues: “I had weird thoughts too, in my childhood. You’re just like me, Jeff.”

Lionel Dahmer with his son Jeffrey Dahmer. Credit: FOX Nation
Lionel Dahmer with his son Jeffrey Dahmer. Credit: FOX Nation

The tapes are featured in FOX Nation’s documentary My Son Jeffrey: The Dahmer Family Tapes, and the network says the audio tapes reveal - in Dahmer’s own words - new details about his crimes and his relationship with his father.

The four-part docu-series will take a closer look at Dahmer’s string of crimes and will explore his life from his early years to his death.

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A contributor in the docu-series described the audio tapes of Dahmer’s conversations with his father as ‘a father looking for answers’.

Former FBI profiler Dan Craft said: "He didn't necessarily want to keep killing initially. He did tell me, though, once the killing started, it was such an adrenaline rush, it met his fantasy,

“What’s really been puzzling me is how come I just didn’t know anything about this?” Lionel Dahmer asked his son in one of the recordings.

"I pretty much was doing things in my own little world," the murderer responded. "Amazingly, all the times I should have been caught, I never was."

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Dahmer was killed in prison while completing 15 consecutive life sentences for his crimes in 1994.

Topics: News, Crime, Jeffrey Dahmer, True crime, US News, Documentaries

Gregory Robinson
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