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USA TODAY archive news stories of serial killer’s case

Netflix’s new series on Jeffrey Dahmer highlights some of the gruesome and unconscionable crimes committed by the serial killer from 1978 to 1991, but the series takes some liberties in retelling the story.

“You can have all the backstory you want, but at the end of the day we’re not making a documentary,” Evan Peters, the 35-year-old Emmy-winning actor who plays Dahmer in the miniseries titled “Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story,” said in a 2021 interview with Variety.

The 10-episode miniseries, according to Netflix’s description, tells a story of “underserved victims and their communities impacted by the systemic racism and institutional failures of the police that allowed one of America’s most notorious serial killers to continue his murderous spree in plain sight for over a decade.” 

Dahmer’s 17 known victims:Jeffrey Dahmer killed 17 people. These are the victims and what we knew about them.

Read Glenda Cleveland’s 2011 obituary:Dahmer’s former neighbor, Glenda Cleveland, alerted police about him. But they did little.

The series often stays close to news reports, but the USA TODAY Network has found some notable deviations.

Here’s a look at news coverage of Dahmer, as found in USA TODAY’s archives.

The following original reporting appeared in USA TODAY on these dates, unless otherwise noted. Stories have been edited for length.

July 24, 1991: Nightmare in Milwaukee

The grisly discovery of the pieces of as many as 15 bodies – including three human heads kept in a refrigerator – has shocked residents and police in Milwaukee.

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