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One of the women who tried to save Jeffrey Dahmer's youngest victim speaks out for first time

Shola Lee

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One of the women who tried to save Jeffrey Dahmer's youngest victim speaks out for first time

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A woman living near serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer has explained how she tried to save one of his victims.

Nicole Childress had been staying with her cousin Sandra Smith and aunt Glenda Cleveland when she tried to alert the police to Dahmer's disturbing behaviour. But nobody listened.

Check out Childress' chilling interview with Investigation Discovery here:

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On May 27, 1991, Childress, then 17, and Smith, 18, saw a drugged and bloody 14-year-old Konerak Sinthasomphone leave the cannibal's apartment trying to get help.

Childress frantically called the police, but they didn't listen and instead believed Dahmer's cover-up story that Sinthasomphone was his boyfriend and they'd just had a drunken fight.

Childress spoke out in 2021, explaining what it was like to come face-to-face with a man who kept severed heads in his fridge.

"I'm 17 at the time, I was looking out the window. I saw someone that appeared to look naked," she said.

Childress called the police but they didn't listen to her. Credit: Investigation Discovery
Childress called the police but they didn't listen to her. Credit: Investigation Discovery

"It was a young boy. They were kind of just staggering. And falling and staying down for a little bit and get up fall back down."

As the young boy tried to flee, Childress ran to his aide and when she got there, she described the harrowing moment: "He was holding on to me with a really, really strong grip, and he was trembling. He was shaking."

Childress frantically called the police, telling them that the young man was beaten, bruised, and desperately needed some help.

"And as I was speaking to the operator, there was a man who appeared a tall, white, nice looking male [Dahmer]. He was coming toward the boy, and he ends up grabbing them by his arm taking them behind his back and yanking him up and force him, and the boy is you know, kind of just trying to get away, but he can't because he [was] really weak."

Dahmer starts 'yank[ing]' Sinthasomphone up, which is when she noticed the 'blood in his rectum' and she confronted the serial killer.

"At this point, I really get physical light. Let him go," Childress said.

The young boy was one of the many who was killed by Dahmer. Credit: Investigation Discovery
The young boy was one of the many who was killed by Dahmer. Credit: Investigation Discovery

They continue to struggle in the street in the alley and they go back and forth for a while, with Childress insisting that she 'wasn't gonna let them take him.'

However, Dahmer started calmly talking to the police, telling them that the young boy was his 'friend' and that he had drunkenly wandered off.

The police don't listen to Childress, Smith, or Cleveland's pleas - and instead, they let Dahmer take the young boy back to his apartment, where he went on to kill him and consume parts of his body.

Had the police listened to Childress and her family, five of Dahmer's victims could have been saved.

Topics: True Crime, News, TikTok, Netflix

Shola Lee
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