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.
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