Lionel Dahmer and David Dahmer, the father and brother of American serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer, are reportedly still alive in 2022. Lionel has detailed much of his experiences raising the serial killer in his memoir A Father’s Storybut David is more of a mystery.
Thanks to Ryan Murphy’s Netflix series, many people are now curious about Lionel and David DAHMER – Monsters: The Story of Jeffrey Dahmer. Find out what happened to the Milwaukee cannibal’s father and brother following his trial in 1992 and death in prison in 1994, plus their reported whereabouts in 2022.
Lionel Dahmer had to fight for his son’s remains
In 1992, Jeffrey Dahmer received multiple life sentences for the 17 murders he committed between 1978 and 1991. He was later beaten to death by fellow inmate Christopher Scarver in November 1994.
In 1995, Jeffrey’s body was cremated. However, there has been much debate as to what to do with his brain; His parents, who divorced in July 1978, were divided over the decision. Jeffrey’s mother, Joyce Flint, wanted to donate his brain to science. She also wanted it examined to see if there was a medical reason for his behavior. Meanwhile, his father wanted the brain cremated with the rest of Jeffrey’s remains.
“Jeff always said he would do anything if he could help,” Flint told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (via Washington Post). On the other hand, Lionel wanted to put Jeffrey’s past behind him. Ultimately, a judge ordered the brain to be cremated (via The Los Angeles Times).
Jeffrey Dahmer’s father reportedly lives in Ohio as of 2022
Since his son’s death, Lionel has acted in several documentaries about the serial killer. Out of biography to Dateline NBC and the limited series Dahmer on Dahmer: A serial killer speaksLionel was open with Jeffrey until his last appearance in 2020.
Since then, Lionel has lived a life of privacy. According to online records, Lionel is reportedly residing in Seville, Ohio with his wife Shari Dahmer. Jeffrey’s birth mother, Flint, died of breast cancer in 2000 (via Deseret News).
Jeffrey Dahmer’s brother David is also still alive
Jeffrey had a younger brother, David, who also makes a lot of people wonder. David Dahmer, born December 1966, changed his name after his brother’s arrest for murder in 1991. As a result, very little is publicly known about Jeffrey Dahmer’s brother.
As of publication, there is no record of what David changed his name to. What we do know, however, is that he graduated from the University of Cincinnati in 1994. Additionally, Shari, David and Jeffrey’s stepmother, revealed a few tidbits about him in an interview with Larry King in 2004.
“We promised to keep it absolutely secret with respect,” said Lionel. Shari gave a bit more details about David, revealing that he had a career and a family. “We are expecting a second grandchild,” Shari admitted. “All goes well.”
At the time of publication, there is no obituary for David or a record of his death. Jeffrey Dahmer’s brother will be 56 years old in 2022.
See Richard Jenkin’s portrayal of Lionel Dahmer in Murphy’s latest series DAHMER – Monsters: The Story of Jeffrey Dahmer. All 10 episodes of the limited series are available on Netflix.
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