On July 22, 1991, while searching for evidence inside Jeffrey Dahmer’s apartment, police officer Rolf Mueller made a gruesome discovery of nearly 80 Polaroids of naked, posed, and dismembered dead bodies.

Shocked by sight, Mueller walked into the living room to show the Polaroids to his partner, uttering the words, “These are for real.”

When Dahmer saw that Mueller was holding several of his Polaroids, he fought with the officers in an effort to resist arrest.

The officers quickly overpowered him, cuffed his hands behind his back, and called a second squad car for backup.

According to Dahmer’s neighbor Pamela Bass, after finding the photographs inside the dresser drawer, “Officer yelled, ‘Get the cuffs on him,’ or something like that. The other one came out in the hallway, and I was running down that way to get out the way because I said, ‘I don’t know what they’re doing. I don’t know what they found.'”

Expert psychologists say Dahmer posed and photographed his victim’s bodies to be able to relive the events in the future and stimulate his obsession with sexual sadism and necrophilia.

The madman posed his victims’ bodies in various positions, which he found to be sexually significant.

True Crime Magazine’s Behind the Tape Photobook features 20 exclusive shots taken inside the infamous Apartment 213 on the night of Jeffrey Dahmer’s arrest, as well as nearly a thousand more crime scene photos.


  • Good Lord. I wish I could turn back time 5 minutes and NOT view the Dahmer photos. I have only myself to blame…the graphic photos warning was crystal clear…and I still looked. The inmate who killed Dahmer is a hero in my book. (My apologies if that is an inappropriate thing to say…hoping I don’t anger /upset anyone)

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