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Jeffrey Dahmer's Childhood Home For Sale

Jeffrey Dahmer's Childhood Home For Sale


Airdate: 09/12/2012

From the outside, a brown home sitting under trees looks like any ordinary 1950's ranch-style house. There are three bedrooms, two and half baths, and a large living room.

The home near Akron, Ohio, is up for sale for $329,000. But for some, it's a tough sell. Because this was once the home of one of the most notorious serial killers of all time—Jeffrey Dahmer.

Jeffrey Dahmer first moved into the house when he was just eight years old. It was here that he killed his first victim in 1978.

In 1993, Dahmer told INSIDE EDITION about that night.

“I had had fantasies about picking up a hitchhiker, taking him back to the house and having complete control and dominance over him. The one week the house was empty, that was the week I saw the first victim,” said Dahmer.

So who could live here? For the last seven years, musician Chris Butler has called it home, but he admits, when he heard Dahmer was a former resident, he was freaked out.

“Of course, I didn't stop shaking for the next 24 hours,” he told INSIDE EDITION.

The house sits on an acre-and-a-half of lush green woods with a pond and walking trails.  

Butler said, “The house won me over by its beauty and serenity.”

The nearly 2,200-square-foot home gets lots of light, and even comes with a greenhouse. Real estate agent Greg Greco gave INSIDE EDITION a tour, the house has a large living room and a library.

The house was built in 1952. The style of the home was so innovative that it was actually featured in a photo spread in the Akron Beacon Journal.  

The kitchen has updated stainless steel appliances and granite counter tops.  

But, with all these upgrades, its past is hard for many to ignore.

Butler said, “The house didn't kill anybody.”  


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