Jeffrey Dahmer's apartment: “As they walked down the blue-carpeted hallway on the second floor of the apartment building, the officers became starkly aware of an awful, putrid stench that grew stronger with each step that took them closer to apartment 213. The smell was almost unbearable by the time they reached the door of the apartment, and when the lone occupant opened it, the odor nearly overwhelmed both lawmen.”
After his arrest, Dahmer readily confessed to everything he had done. The lead investigator conducted over 60 hours of interviews with Dahmer, who waived his right to a lawyer. When asked why he had kept the skeletons and body parts of some victims, Dahmer said that he had intended to build an altar of bones in his apartment dedicated to himself.
“I don’t know why it started. I don’t have any definite answers on that myself. If I knew the true, real reasons why all this started, before it ever did , I wouldn’t probably have done any of it.” - Jeffrey Dahmer