CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - When you hear the name Jeffery Dahmer what comes to mind? More than likely the fact that he was a serial killer and sex offender responsible for 17 murders.
Maybe even that his later murders included dismemberment and even cannibalism when he was living in Milwaukee. But many people forget his first murder actually took place here in Northeast Ohio at his teenage home in Bath.
Dahmer attended Revere High School in Richfield where he was a noted introvert and had a fascination with bones. What started as animal bones turned into the dark fascination with humans.
A new movie is set to come out in the fall of this year title, "My Friend Dahmer." The entire movie focuses on his adolescent and teenage years here in Ohio. According to an article in Variety the filmmakers who wanted authenticity even used Dahmer's actual home in Bath during shooting.
The trailer for the film was released this week and has been viewed more than a million times in just five days.
The Dahmer home has been for sale several times since. In fact as a special report, Cleveland 19 used a then new website where potential home buyers could look into deaths that occurred at a particular address. We used the Dahmer home, for sale at the time, as an example.