MILWAUKEE (UPI)--Law enforcement officials report an ongoing investigation
into leads linking mass murder suspect Jeffrey Dahmer with dozens of unsolved
incidents in a score of countries and several historical periods.
"This case is turning into one of those Russian dolls that you just keep
finding more dolls inside," says Marshall Perkins, a Milwaukee Police
Department detective. "It's not just Wisconsin and Germany. Apparently
Dahmer really got around."
State Department officials visiting Vietnam in quest of information
concerning American MIAs confirm that Vietnamese authorities suspect Dahmer may
be the key to the whereabouts of dozens of missing servicemen. "Yes, of
course we had American prisoners in the 1970s," said Nguyen Gap, mayor of
the provincial town of Dong Hoi in northern Vietnam. "Then, about 1980, an
American with special papers came through, and we never saw the prisoners
again." But farmers outside Dong Hoi reported discovering human body parts
in rice fields during the months that followed. Army officials in Washington
would neither confirm nor deny rumors that Dahmer left Germany for Southeast
Asia on special assignment during his military service eleven years ago.
Cattle ranchers in Montana believe Dahmer may be the missing piece to the
bizarre jigsaw puzzle of livestock deaths that splashed across tabloid
newspapers in the early 1980s, when a number of steers were discovered dead on
the range, their throats slit and their bodies often mutilated. While ranchers
blamed everything from Satanists to space aliens, Milwaukee sources confirm that
Dahmer has admitted to murdering the steers during two summers he spent working
as a janitor in Yellowstone National Park. "He'd go off on the weekends in
his pickup and look for strays," said an informant from the District
Attorney's office. "He'd lure them with alfalfa, hit them with a
tranquilizer dart, and cut their throat with a Bowie knife."
Two co-workers at the Old Faithful Inn yesterday recalled finding several
bloody, hastily wrapped beef hearts in one of the kitchen refrigerators there.
"Dahmer told us he'd made a run to a butcher shop down in Jackson, but we
always kind of wondered," said Harry Strassen, 34. "Now we know."
Milwaukee officials have installed a special phone line to handle dozens of
inquiries pouring into City Hall from all over the globe. "It's
unbelievable. Voodoo killings in Haiti, necklacings in South Africa, crop
circles in England," says Patti Sherlock, 23, administrative assistant at
City Hall. "If there were a Nobel Prize for mass murder this guy would get
"Actually," she mused, "I can kind of sleep easier now,
knowing that so much of all these scary things goes back to one guy. And he's
locked up. I hope they throw away the key."