Jeffery Dahmer’s childhood home is for sale again in an upscale neighborhood in northern Ohio. The home is not only the place where one of the nation’s most notorious serial killer resided, but it is also the place where he committed his first murder and buried the victim on the grounds.
Two years ago the house failed to sell on the market, with real estate agent Rich Lubinski citing the depressed housing market as well as its notorious past being the reasons for the house not seeing any movement. While the past hasn’t changed and won’t, the housing market is on the upswing, so the place is up for sale once again.
Musician Chris Butler, brought the house in 2005 and he was fully aware of Dahmer’s connection to the place. He also knew that Dahmer had brought home a hitchhiker, killed and buried the victim on the property of this house, according to CP24.com on April 5.
He said if you can get past the history of the house, you have a great 1950s style home to live in. He bought the house because he liked it and did not have some morbid attraction to the place. The house, which is on the market for $295,000 today, was home to Dahmer from 1968, when he was eight years old, until he moved to Wisconsin in 1982.
It was in 1978 that Dahmer’s first unsuspecting victim accepted Dahmer’s invitation to visit his home only to meet his demise on the property. The house will always be known as the place that Dahmer’s first murder took place.
Dahmer killed went on to kill 16 people after moving to Wisconsin and before police caught him in 1991. A fellow death row inmate killed Dahmer in prison in 1994.
Lubinski said he is getting calls inquiring about the house every day and at least half of the people don’t seem bothered by the home’s history. The other half quickly state they are not interested once he discloses that the home was the site of Dahlmer’s first kill and that the victim was found buried on the premises.
It seems that Lubinski has developed a catch-phrase to use with potential buyers, “the house never killed anyone,” he reminds those interested. He is also careful to field serious buyers, as many are just interested in a tour of the place.
The other downfall about living in this house is that it is a tourist attraction of sorts. People drive by to get a look at the place. Last month a film crew from Japan stopped by for a story on who lived in the house. It is still an attention grabber, which is something the new home owner will need to tolerate or they might find it enjoying, it all depends in the way you look at it.