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Jeffrey Dahmer’s brother David looks unrecognizable as he’s seen for first time in years having assumed a new identity

By Alex Diaz,


JEFFREY Dahmer's brother David has been pictured for the first time in decades after details about his tense relationship with the serial killer emerged this week.

The Milwaukee Cannibal's younger sibling, 56, looked unrecognizable as he was seen near his home in the suburb of a major US city, which The U.S. Sun has decided not to reveal.
David Dahmer, the brother of infamous serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer, is seen in exclusive photographs for The U.S. Sun Credit: LP for The US Sun
David was seen wearing a track suit in orange, the same color his brother wore while in prison Credit: LP for The US Sun
Jeffrey murdered and dismembered 17 victims in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, between 1978 and 1991 and was later beaten to death in prison Credit: AFP

David, a father of two, has been living there under a new identity.

While running errands, David sported a full orange tracksuit reminiscent of his older brother’s infamous pictures in a prison jumpsuit.

"I don’t know what you're talking about," he told The U.S. Sun when approached outside his home and asked about his brother.

He then threatened to call the police and headed back into his apartment building.


The photos come as a new documentary released earlier this week about Jeffrey Dahmer's relationship with his father Lionel revealed the tensions between the murderer and his younger brother.

The brothers had issues while growing up together as they competed for the love of their late mother Joyce, retired FBI profiler Dan Craft said in an interview for the Fox Nation docuseries My Son Jeffrey: The Dahmer Family Tapes.

Craft, who interviewed Dahmer and profiled him three times for the FBI, told filmmakers: "Jeff ended up resenting David because his mother favored David, would show him the love.

"I found that to be, you know, abusive.

"He (Jeffrey) just didn’t feel that he mattered, so that can be very powerful, especially for a child in those formative years.

"You don’t think mama loves you, it can be pretty devastating."

Dahmer murdered and dismembered 17 young men and boys in Ohio and Wisconsin between 1978 and 1991.

Many of his gruesome later murders involved cannibalism, necrophilia, and the preservation of victims’ body parts.

The serial killer was beaten to death with a metal bar by a fellow inmate while serving a life sentence at Columbia Correctional Institution in Portage, Wisconsin. He was 34.
David, a father-of-two, has been living a quiet life in a suburb of a major US city that The U.S. Sun has chosen not to identify Credit: LP for The US Sun
When contacted by The U.S. Sun, he said 'I don't know what you're talking about' and threatened to call the police Credit: LP for The US Sun
David was photographed coming out of a store and placing bottled water into the trunk of a red sedan Credit: LP for The US Sun
He and Jeffrey grew up together but were separated after their parents' divorce as David went to live with his mother Credit: LP for The US Sun
David was reportedly favored by their mother Joyce because he was more like her than the introverted Jeffrey, who had more in common with their father Lionel Credit: WIKIMEDIA
Joyce reportedly didn't take Jeffrey with her after the split because he reminded her of Lionel Credit: YouTube/Dahmer Family


The new Fox Nation documentary revolves around never-before-heard tapes of conversations between Dahmer and his dad Lionel, 87, while Jeffrey was in prison.

It tells how the future murderer grew up in a broken home after his parents divorced in 1978.

Describing his upbringing, a source close to the Dahmer family told The U.S. Sun: "To my understanding, Joyce favored David because David acted and looked more like her.

"He was more like Joyce in their personalities than Jeff was.

"She was an alcoholic, as was Jeff in later life.

"But her mannerisms were more like David, who was more outgoing and talkative than his brother.

"Jeff was more like Lionel, he was more reserved and thought things through, or at least when he was younger it seemed that way.

"When Joyce took off with David after her marriage with Lionel ended, Lionel only had Jeff to dote on.

"Jeff reminded Joyce of Lionel and that’s one of the reasons why she didn’t take Jeff with her after the divorce."

Lionel stood by his son after he was convicted for his crimes and went to prison.

The U.S. Sun revealed last year that Lionel is "still p****d" over his son’s brutal murder behind bars by fellow inmate Christopher Scarver.

Earlier this year The U.S. Sun also revealed that Lionel’s second wife and step-mom to Jeffrey and David, Shari, had passed away at aged 81.
Jeffrey Dahmer mugshot in August 1982 Credit: Getty
American serial killer and sex offender Jeffrey Dahmer, aka The Butcher of Milwaukee, is indicted on 17 murder charges Credit: Getty
Jeremiah Benjamin Weinberger was one of Dahmer's victims Credit: AP
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