Saturday, March 15, 2008


In the 'Criminal Minds' episode entitled "In Birth And Death", the BAU team traveled to Milwaukee to help out on a serial murder case. There they met Detective Vic Wolynski, whom Spencer recognized as having been part of the team who investigated the Jeffrey Dahmer case. (Wolynski was surprised that anybody would remember him for that - especially as there were so many other elements of the case that would be more likely seared into the memory. But then, that was just Spencer being Spencer.)

The connection of Detective Wolynski to the Dahmer case made be the first televersion link in Toobworld. The 'Law & Order: Criminal Intent' episode "Want" was based on the Jeffrey Dahmer case, but this 'Criminal Minds' episode may be the first to actually absorb Dahmer into the TV Universe. (I'm fairly certain references have been made to it in other shows, however....)

Not wanting to give Dahmer too much of a spotlight here at Inner Toob, here are just some of the basics, edited from Wikipedia:
Jeffrey Lionel Dahmer (May 21, 1960 – November 28, 1994) was an American serial killer. Dahmer murdered 17 men and boys between 1978 and 1991, with the majority of the murders occurring between 1989 and 1991. His murders were particularly gruesome, involving rape, necrophilia and cannibalism.

By the summer of 1991, Dahmer was murdering approximately one person each week.

On July 22, 1991, Dahmer's intended victim escaped and alerted a police car, with the handcuffs still hanging from one hand. The would-be victim led police back to Dahmer's apartment, where Dahmer at first acted friendly to the officers, only to turn on them when he realized that they suspected something was wrong.

As one officer subdued Dahmer, the other searched the house and uncovered multiple photographs of murdered victims and human remains, including three severed heads and penises. A further search of the apartment revealed more evidence, including photographs of victims and human remains in his refrigerator.

On November 28, 1994, Dahmer and another inmate were beaten to death by fellow inmate Christopher Scarver with a bar from a weight machine while on work detail in the prison gym. Dahmer died from severe head trauma in the ambulance en route to the hospital.

Ugh. Good riddance.

Toby OB

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