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Jeffrey Dahmer’s Childhood Home for Sale

    April 6, 2014
    Mike Fossum
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The boyhood home of notorious serial killer and cannibal Jeffrey Dahmer is on the market in Northern Ohio for $295,000. The Dahmer family moved into the house in 1968, when Jeffrey was eight. A decade later, Dahmer lured a hitchhiker to the property, killed him, and buried his remains on the wooded lot.

Commenting on the three-bedroom house on a wooded lot in an affluent neighborhood near Akron, present owner Chris Butler stated, “If you can get past that little problem, you’ll have a wonderful place to live.” The home had been previously listed two years ago, but failed to sell. Realtor Rich Lubinski said this was due to a depressed housing market and its macabre past.

Butler bought the house in 2005, and insists he was drawn to the wooded lot, and commented, “The fact that it was Jeffrey Dahmer’s house was not an attraction. I am not a ghoul. I am not interested in the supernatural.”

Here is the trailer for the 2002 Dahmer biopic aptly entitled Dahmer, featuring The Avengers star Jeremy Renner:

Jeffrey Lionel Dahmer, a.k.a the Milwaukee Cannibal, committed the rape, murder and dismemberment of 17 men and boys between 1978 and 1991. Many of his later killings also involving necrophilia, cannibalism and the permanent preservation of body parts. Upon his capture in 1991, Dahmer was diagnosed with having borderline personality disorder and was deemed fit for trial. He was sentenced to fifteen life terms, and was beaten to death by a fellow inmate at Columbia Correctional Institution in Wisconsin in 1994.

Lubinski has been getting calls daily about the former Dahmer property, and reminds potential buyers that the “house never killed anyone.” Lubinski revealed that about half of the callers don’t care about the home’s history, and the other half are immediately not interested. The realtor added that the property isn’t open for tours. “This is not a museum,” he said.

Image via Wikimedia Commons

  • my

    Buy it then burn it – exorcise the demons of the past. That site must be purged of all evil.

    • Rebecca Kleitz

      Don’t be stupid. It’s not the house’s fault that Dahmer did what he did.
      Give me a break.
      It’s a nice house. . .a little overpriced for my pocketbook, but a perfectly nice house for someone that can afford it.
      There’s not too many places in this country where some kind of atrocity hasn’t gone on at one point in time or another.
      Folks have to live somewhere.
      Besides, you gonna volunteer to go tear down the existing house, cos more than likely, someone spending 300K+ for a house, isn’t going to have even more money to pay to get it torn down, AND rebuild another house.
      Get real.

    • Jay

      That just seems like a waste… Of a perfectly decent home AND a whole bunch of money. But I guess if you have that kind of money to just throw around…

  • Royce Dressel

    the only supernatural part of dalhmer Is roasting in hell. but seriously ,there are places you can buy for a fraction of dahlmers place that actually come with a production value. only a well, sorry dude, I think you are stuck with it. too public,too unsafe from a practical level. not worth squat.

    • shawn

      Actually Jeff Dahmer professed repentance of sin, and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ before he died.

      It is very possible that Jeff Dahmer is in heaven worshiping The Lord for all eternity.

      You see Gods forgiveness and grace is SO AMAZING that He can forgive people like Jeff Dahmer.

      The Bible says in Romans 3 that there is none who is good, and that all have sinned and fall short of Gods glory, that includes me, you, and Dahmer. We all deserve hell, Revelation 21:8.

      However, Christ came and bore the punishment on the cross for ALL those who would repent of their sin, and turn to Him and obey Him, and those that do are granted eternal life. Heaven is not obtained on what we do, it is obtained on what Christ did, and that mercy and grace can cover the most wicked sinners.

      We are all guilty of sin, and all deserve hell, we are all born sinners, and unless we are born again (John 3:3,7) none of us will see the Kingdom of God. Born again only comes to an individual by the grace of God (Ephesians 2)

      So unless you, I or Dahmer are born again by Gods grace non of us will go to heaven, so instead of worrying about Dahmer and where he is, I would ask yourself a more serious question: Am I born again? If not you will undergo punishment for all eternity in hell for your sins too.

      Please read: Luke chapters 12, 14 and John 3 and 6

      • fred

        Ok, lets follow this thru. Because men have chosen these ways God also has chosen these ways, Jeffrey dahlmer was sentenced to several life sentences, he is forgiven but there is still the legal system to pay, therefore he will live forever , in jail paying off his life sentences. So there, nanner nanner , boo boo. Even if he is paroled at some point in heaven, keep in mind a day with the lord is like a thousand years and a thousand years with the lord is like a day. By the time he is released from jail heaven he wont know squat from squirt. Problem solved.

  • shut up

    You couldn’t PAY me to live there! Just imagining that someone was murdered there and the public knows about it and now I bought this house and live in it, It’s disrespectful to the man that died there, and his family, and it’s disrespectful to society, it’s also disrespectful to be putting it on the market. The Ambassador hotel did the right thing by tearing down the whole goddamn building! And you have to do the same to this house!