In 1978, Jeffrey Dahmer committed his first murder. The murder site was the serial killer’s childhood home in the town of Bath, just outside of Akron in Northern Ohio. Dahmer moved from Ohio to Wisconsin in 1982, then he went on to kill at least 16 more people before his arrest in 1991. Dahmer’s reign of terror ended due to his death in prison in 1994, but that doesn’t mean you can’t own a piece of his history. Jeffrey Dahmer’s childhood home is on the market, and you could be the next owner! Assuming you’re willing to move to Northern Ohio and have a spare $329,000, of course.
The home is currently owned by musician Chris Butler, of the 1980′s band The Waitresses. He bought the home as a remote place for his band to practice, as well as a home for his assorted British Invasion musical equipment and his midcentury modern furniture. The house itself was a local landmark long before Dahmer started killing and became a media sensation; a year after the house was built it was featured in the Akron paper as a paragon of modern design. It still stays true to its 50′s roots, and sits on a large, private wooded lot.
“You’ve gotta kind of get past the horror factor,” admitted Butler, who bought the house in 2005 when he was spending more time in Ohio with a band. ”I didn’t stop shaking for another 24 hours,” he said of his reaction when the realator exposed the house’s history. ”I love, love, love the place, but I just don’t get back there that often.”
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