On the night of July 22, 1991, 32-year-old Tracy Edwards flagged down two Milwaukee police officers claiming a “freak” kidnapped and handcuffed him. Edwards accompanied the policemen back to Jeffrey Dahmer’s apartment, where he claimed to have been held captive for five hours.
Upon arrival, Edwards revealed Dahmer also threatened him with a knife and told him he wanted to eat his heart.
Surprisingly, Dahmer did not seem bothered by Edwards’ claims and simply directed the officers to a handcuff key on his bedside dresser.
Upon entering the bedroom, the officer stumbled upon a large knife hidden under the bed as well as an open dresser with nearly 80 Polaroid pictures of dismembered human bodies.
“These are for real,” the officer called back to his partner in the living room. The discovery startled Dahmer, who tried to avoid arrest but was quickly overpowered by an officer.
"Officer yelled, 'Get the cuffs on him,' or something like that. The other one came out in the hallway, and I was running down that way to get out the way because I said, 'I don't know what they're doing. I don't know what they found,'" Dahmer's neighbor Pamela Bass told the press.
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