Avenues West, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

Jeffrey Dahmer's Apartment Building

This is the address of Jeffrey Dahmer's apartment building, Oxford Apartments. After meeting his victims in bars around town, he brought them to apartment 213, killed them, performed experiments on them, and stored their bodies in refrigerators and sometimes in the communal dumpster shared by other residents.

After he was finally apprehended, Dahmer was found guilty of 15 counts of murder in February 1992— though he had actually committed at least 17 — and was sentenced to 957 years in prison. And his apartment building, much to the relief of Milwaukee residents, was torn down.

Today, the place the Oxford Apartments once stood is an empty lot overgrown with grass. Thrill-seekers come by often to take pictures. It's a sad place with a horrifying past. What can be done with the land? Developer Ogden Homes purchased the property from the city for $500, and is forbidden from constructing any buildings on top of the land because of its grisly past. As part of the deal, the city stipulated that the developer reserve the area for green space, though it could be made into a parking lot.

Jeffrey Dahmer's Apartment Building