Jeffrey Dahmer’s urn is being sold for $250,000 amid Netflix series popularity
4 October 2022, 12:37
Cult Collectibles says that "the bag that contained [Dahmer's] ashes" is included in the purchase.
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The attention surrounding DAHMER - Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story doesn't seem to be slowing down. (In fact, it's getting even more concerning on TikTok, thanks to a number of disturbing trends and videos.)
As we've seen, the overwhelming popularity of the Netflix series has sparked a huge new wave of interest surrounding Dahmer, the victims and the murders. So much so that real-life items allegedly belonging to Dahmer have been getting more attention, and they're being bought for thousands and thousands of dollars online.
The latest item that seems to have caught the attention of the internet? Taylor James, who runs Vancouver-based true crime "murder-abilia" site Cult Collectibles is currently selling "Jeffrey Dahmer's urn" for $250,000.
Yes, you read that correctly... Jeffrey Dahmer's urn is for sale.
There's no description of the urn on the site, just two photos of the metal container that came from the funeral home. The site does not disclose any more details about the item, but a TikTok video on Cult Collectibles' account says that "the bag that contained his ashes" is included. (Obviously, Dahmer's actual ashes are no longer in there.)
Is it real? Replying to a comment from someone questioning the authenticity of the item on TikTok, Cult Collectibles wrote: "I have video of it with his father. Trust me it’s legit." Another video offers more insight to its authenticity.
As well as the urn, Taylor is also the person who is selling Dahmer's glasses that he used in prison. Reports that the glasses were being sold for $150,000 recently flooded the internet and people were quick to slam the site for profiting off such an awful and horrific series of events.
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According to Taylor, he came into possession of some of Dahmer's items after being contacted by a former housekeeper for Dahmer’s father, Lionel.
The 'Jeffrey Dahmer Collection' on the Cult Collectibles website includes letters Dahmer received while in prison, his psychiatric evaluations, his bible, his cutlery and even more. It's available to look at and buy online, although most have already been sold.
TMZ reports that Taylor agreed to manage and sell the collection through his website for a portion of the profit.
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As revealed in the Netflix series, most of Dahmer's real life belongings from his apartment – including the fridge, the dressers, clothes and more – were completely destroyed and after his arrest, following a legal case.
Back in the '90s, a court ordered that Dahmer's belongings should be auctioned off to raise money for the victims' families. However, after fears that the items would be bought by "murder-abilia" collectors and sold on for an even bigger profit, a Milwaukee civic group bought the items outright, split the money between 11 of the families affected by Dahmer's crimes, and destroyed the lot.
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