Jeffrey Dahmer and his younger brother, David Dahmer, grew up separately as Jeffrey used to live with their father whereas David lived with their mother. After Jeffrey got arrested, David lived far away from the family and didn’t want to be known as the serial killer’s brother. He obviously didn’t give any interviews. As of 2022, the little brother now lives far away from Milwaukee with a new name. Similarly, many Reddit users wanted to know if Jeffrey killed/ate David. Well, he didn’t.
In popular culture, the word ‘Dahmer’ has come to stand for absolute evil. As a result, even if you know the name Jeffrey Dahmer, it might be difficult to understand who the man was, his crimes, the tale of apprehending him, and what ultimately happened to him. Dahmer had been a monster, but he was a complicated creature.
The new Netflix limited series Dahmer—Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story investigates not only Dahmer’s terrible past but also that of his victims and the community that suffered for years as a result of his murders and was neglected by justice.
The show has some famous stars associated with it. The series, created by co-creator of American Horror Story and American Crime Story, Ryan Murphy, stars Evan Peters as an adult Dahmer and Niecy Nash in a rare dramatic role as Dahmer’s suspicious neighbor, Glenda Cleveland.
Jeffrey Dahmer was a well-known serial killer in American history, having murdered 17 men between 1978 and 1991. However, the murders he committed against his victims greatly outweighed the people who suffered as a result of his actions.
The Netflix series focuses on his relationship with his parents, stepmother, and grandmother, but not on his younger brother. As a result, many people have been interested in his brother’s appearance and have wondered if he is still alive.
Jeffrey and His Brother, David, Separated When Their Parents Divorced in 1978: Where Is He Today? Did He Eat Him or Is He Still Alive? Reddit, New Name, Interview & 2022 Update!
Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story premiered on Netflix in late September 2022, but almost little was said about his brother, David Dahmer, throughout the 10 true crime episodes. This is because Jeffrey Dahmer‘s younger brother, despite the fact that he died in prison in 1994, does not want any connection with him.
Anyone would not want to be linked with someone who has performed such terrible and horrifying atrocities as Jeffrey Dahmer. While such an association has its own set of psychological challenges, the family and friends of such criminals also must contend with the constant media focus as well as public hatred.
Dahmer’s family members were subjected to similar torture. But, while his parents chose to support him till the end, his brother chose to break all links and spend his life in peace, free of the world’s vengeance for what his brother did.
David Dahmer was born in December 1966 to Lionel and Joyce Dahmer and was named by his brother, Jeffrey. His parents’ marriage was already strained at this point, with his father abroad on business and his mother suffering from mental illness.
With David’s arrival, Jeffrey felt even more isolated, believing that his younger brother was receiving more affection and care. Lionel Dahmer revealed in Larry King‘s Live interview in 2004 that the seven-year age difference between the brothers caused a separation, but Jeffrey still loved David. Their personalities were noticeably different. While Jeffrey was reticent and shy, David was extremely effervescent and outgoing. This caused Jeffrey to be annoyed at times, but he never turned his annoyance or anger toward David.
After his mother, Joyce, got divorced from his father Lionel in 1978 and moved to Wisconsin to live with her relatives, it increased the distance between the two brothers. She took David with her, leaving Jeffrey, who was eighteen at the time, alone in his household for a few months, around the time he claimed his first victim.
David had already graduated from the University of Cincinnati in Ohio when Jeffrey was arrested and the real scope of his crimes was revealed in 1991. A young David was just starting out in life and, naturally, didn’t want his life to be ruined by being known as The Milwaukee Cannibal’s brother
He soon abandoned the name David Dahmer and assumed a new identity. He never gave interviews, never spoke about his brother, and never attended the trial or the hearing on Jeffrey Dahmer’s sentencing. In the 2004 interview, David’s father confirmed his son’s full disconnection from everything that would link him to his brother. When questioned about him, Lionel stated that his younger son had changed his name and requested that his privacy be respected.
Shari Dahmer, David’s stepmother, indicated that he was happy with his life. She explained,
He has a job… and a family. We’re about to get our second grandchild. Everything is fine.
This is the last the family spoke about him publicly and no information about him has surfaced after then. David Dahmer has lived a quiet and unknown life. Similarly, Jeffrey neither killed his brother nor eat his body parts. Despite the fact that his new name has not yet been revealed, he might still be alive with his new identity in 2022.