Originally published on May 21, 2012
Last week, Reddit user Kunpapa posted photos of his father’s yearbooks from Eastview Junior High School and Revere High school in Bath, Ohio, where serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer was a student. Today, to mark the event of what would have been Dahmer’s 52nd birthday, he has allowed Crime Library to post the images, which include what appear to be Dahmer’s end-of-year inscriptions from 9th and 11th grades. Most notable about the signatures is the drastic change in handwriting between 1975 and 1977, likely owing to Dahmer’s having developed drinking and drug problems during those years. Also featured in the yearbook is comic book artist John Backderf, who wrote the graphic novel My Friend Dahmer, about his teenage friendship with the famed killer.