Joyce Dahmer and Jeffrey Dahmer may be household names today, but they both had tragic beginnings. Joyce was the mother of Jeffrey Dahmer,
a serial killer who killed 17 people between 1978 and 1991. Jeffrey Dahmer, her son, was also convicted of killing 15 boys and men between 1978 and 1991.
What happened to Joyce Dahmer after her son’s arrest? Read on to find out.
Joyce Dahmer was a victim of incest
Joyce Dahmer was a victim of incest, and her son, Jeffrey Dahmer, is now known as the most notorious serial killer in American history. Joyce was born in Sheboygan, Wisconsin in 1947 to Lionel and Joyce Dahmer.
She had two brothers and two sisters. Joyce grew up in a tight-knit family and was very close to her siblings. Joyce married Lionel Dahmer in 1962, but the couple only remained together for a year.
They divorced in 1963. Joyce began dating John Gacy around this time and the two were married in 1966. The couple had one child together before they divorced in 1978.
Joyce met Jeffrey Dahmer when she was 17 years old and he was 14 years old. They started dating and eventually got married on November 24th, 1970.
Their son Christopher was born on May 5th, 1971. The marriage lasted for just over two years before it ended in divorce on February 8th, 1973. Joyce filed for custody of Christopher but failed to get him back after a lengthy legal battle.
Joyce continued to date other men after her split from Jeffrey but things didn’t work out with any of them. In 1976 she met 22-year-old David Kaczynski and they started dating again.
Kaczynski suggested that they move into his mother’s home so that he could help care for Christopher while Joyce worked outside of the home. Kaczynski later said that he began sexually abusing Christopher shortly after they
Joyce Dahmer was a prostitute
Joyce Dahmer was born to Jeffrey Dahmer and Joyce Burdine on December 22, 1957, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Dahmer was the younger of two children and his older sister died when he was just six years old.
As a child, Joyce was often physically and sexually abused by her father.
In 1973, at the age of 18, Joyce moved with her then-boyfriend to Cincinnati, Ohio where she began working as a prostitute.
That same year, she gave birth to her son Christopher. Joyce quickly became addicted to heroin and methamphetamine and struggled to provide for her son.
In 1978, Joyce returned to Milwaukee and married 25-year-old Stephen Kuklinski. The marriage ended in divorce less than two years later.
In 1985, Dahmer met 17-year-old Aderholt Williams at a bar in downtown Cincinnati. The two soon began a sexual relationship which ended when Williams ran away from Dahmer’s apartment with his clothes still on.
Dahmer subsequently killed Williams by strangulation using an electrical cord.
Dahmer would next meet 15-year-old Tracy Edwards at a shopping mall in November 1988. The two went back to Dahmer’s apartment where he drugged and raped Edwards before killing her by bludgeoning her with a rock.
In 1991, 19-year-old Kary Mullis met 16-year-old Anjelica Huston while hitchhiking in West Hollywood, California
Jeffrey Dahmer was her son
Joyce Dahmer was Jeffrey Dahmer’s mother. She was born on November 2, 1945, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to Joseph and Dorothy Dahmer. Joyce had two siblings; Kurt and Kimberly.
Joyce married Walter Herold in 1962, although the couple never had any children together. Joyce and Walter divorced in 1978. In 1979, Joyce married George Hodel, with whom she had a daughter Kelly.
Jeffrey Dahmer was born on May 21, 1960, in Milwaukee to Joyce and George Hodel. The family lived at 1802 West 27th Street in the Dahmer home until 1982 when they moved to 1624 North Ninth Street.
In July 1985, Joyce filed for divorce from George Hodel citing “general incompatibility”. The divorce was finalized on September 20, 1985.
Joyce continued to live at 1624 North Ninth Street with her daughter Kelly until her death on November 18, 1994, from multiple stab wounds inflicted by her son Jeffrey Dahmer while they were both living at 202 North First Street in Bath Township,
Joyce Dahmer’s life after Jeffrey Dahmer’s arrest
Joyce Dahmer, Jeffrey Dahmer’s mother, was arrested in 1991 and charged with nine counts of first-degree murder. She was released on bond and disappeared from the public eye. In 1994,
she was arrested again and charged with two counts of first-degree murder in the death of her son’s teenage brother, Christopher. Joyce Dahmer was found guilty and sentenced to life in prison without parole.She died in 2007 at the age of 44.
Since her son’s arrest, Joyce Dahmer has been the focus of intense media scrutiny. Some people believe that she is responsible for all nine murders committed by her son,
while others believe that she is simply a victim of Jeffrey Dahmer’s crimes. There is no clear answer as to what happened to Joyce Dahmer after Jeffrey Dahmer’s arrest.
Joyce Dahmer’s death
Joyce Dahmer, the mother of Jeffrey Dahmer and stepmother of Chris Evans, died on November 18, 1994. Joyce was originally from Ohio and married Jeffrey in 1961.
The couple had two children, but their relationship was volatile. Joyce divorced Jeffrey in 1970 and he later killed her son.