Jeffrey Dahmer The father of an American serial killer almost found a severed head
A never-before-seen interview with the serial killer’s father shows that many of the murders could have been prevented.
Between 1978 and 1991, Jeffrey Dahmer raped, murdered and cannibalized 17 young men in the US states of Wisconsin and Ohio. The story of serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer has been repeatedly retold in various films and documentaries, most recently in the ten-part and wildly successful Netflix series “Monster”.
Father almost discovered a secret
Now an unpublished interview with Jeffrey Dahmer’s father has surfaced, revealing explosive details of the story and putting the case in a different light, such as It is reported by “Daily Mail”. Because: A father almost discovers his son’s terrible secret.
Jeffrey Dahmer’s father, Lionel, reflected in an interview with the well-known American psychologist and TV presenter Dr. Phil about the missed opportunity to uncover his son’s serial murder.
The three-day special shows new backgrounds
Dahmer’s close relationship with his father was depicted in the controversial and highly successful Netflix series Monster. Dr Phil aired a three-day special in the US this week, ‘In The Presence of Evil: Face to Face with Jeffrey Dahmer’, which aims to tell the killer’s ‘true story’ and explore what made him a serial killer.
In an interview that was filmed in the 1990s, today the 86-year-old father recalls the incident that almost exposed his son. Because Jeffrey barely stopped his father from opening the wooden box containing the severed head of Anthony Sears, 26, who was murdered in 1989.
The father suspected his son of pornography
Lionel Dahmer suspected that the box contained pornographic material, which the mother had repeatedly complained about. He looked for a tool to open it, but Jeffrey grabbed his father, complaining that he wasn’t given “one square foot” of his own space.
Finally, Jeffrey convinced his father to wait until the next day to open. Also to protect the grandmother who was sitting in the next room and overheard the argument between the two. But it should never happen that Lionel throws a glance into the box.
“Somehow I’m happy, but somehow not”
“Somehow I’m glad, but somehow not, that I didn’t ask more about it then. Because I would probably go crazy if I saw the content,” says Lionel. The next day, Jeffrey allowed his father to look – and in the box were pornographic magazines.
After Jeffrey’s arrest, father and son discussed the incident again. “I asked him, ‘What would you do, Jeff, if I opened it?’ and he said something like ‘It would be game over,’ something emotionless and noncommittal.” And that’s why Lionel is sure: He could have saved lives if he had taken more precautions at the time.
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