Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Jeffrey Dahmer Remembered with a tour in Milwaukee

Sometime truth is stranger than fiction. This story falls into that category. Jeffrey Dahmer,  one of America's most notorious serial killers, is the focus of a tour in his hometown.
Dahmer was arrested in 1991, he was convicted of 17 murders the following year. He killed men and boys in Milwaukee between 1978 and 1991.  His murders involved rape, dismemberment, necrophilia and cannibalism.  Dahmer was murdered in prison in 1994. 

A company has organized a tour of Dahmer's old haunts in Milwaukee the scene of his brutality, according to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel.  Billed as a 90-minute tour, many of the stops were empty lots along S. 2nd St. Dahmer's old neighborhood.

Much of the "history" centered on Dahmer's life and the lives he took, from the tortured animals to the dismembered human bodies. Only six people paid the fee for the inaugural tour. 

The tour guide, Nicholas Vollman told the group, "We're here today to learn from history," reported the Journal-Sentinel.  "Unfortunately we can't bury our head in the sand." Early on Vollman explained where the tour would draw the line as far as taste:  "we're not going to discuss the cannibalism aspect of Jeffrey Dahmer's crimes."

One of the customers told the Journal-Sentinel, " It's history, people go to Aushwitz, right?"

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