JAMES Doxtator was one of serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer’s youngest victims.
Jeffrey Dahmer killed and dismembered 17 young boys and men between 1978 and 1991 – James Doxtator was Dahmer’s third victim.
Who was James Doxtator?
James ”Jamie” Doxtator was of Native American descent and just 14-years-old at the time of his death.
His mother described him as an independent and outgoing teenager who got into trouble and cut school.
According to The Tampa Bay Times, the teenager had ran away from home to escape an abusive stepfather – just two days before he met Jeffrey Dahmer.
Reports state that the teenager had an abusive father, who made his life quite difficult, however this was never confirmed.
Despite his troubles, the young runaway had high hopes for his future, sadly the teenager had no idea about the tragedy that would ultimately cost him his life.
How did Jeffrey Dahmer kill James Doxtator?
Jeffrey Dahmer killed mainly homosexual teens and young men, many of whom were people of ethnic minorities.
He would often target his victims in public areas, such as malls, bars, and bus stops, and would lure them back to his home with promises of money or sex.
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According The Tampa Bay Times, Dahmer met James Doxtator on January 16, 1988, whilst he was waiting at a bus stop outside of a gay club in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Dahmer offered the young teen $50 in return for a nude photoshoot.
At this time, Dahmer was residing at his grandmother, Catherine’s home.
After taking James back to Catherine’s house, Dahmer strangled the young boy and left his body in the basement.
Dahmer later dismembered his body disposing of the individual body parts.
James’ remains were never found, and he was only identified as one of Jeffrey’s victims after the serial killer’s arrest in July 1991.
Who were Jeffrey Dahmer’s other victims?
James Doxtator was just one of 17 victims who cruelly lost their lives at the hands of Jeffrey Dahmer.
Dahmer’s other victims also included another young boy who like Doxtator, was only 14-years-old – his name was Konerak Sinthasomphone.
Before Dahmer murdered James Doxtator, he had already taken the lives of Steven Hicks and Steven Tuomi.
Dahmer then went on to kill Richard Guerrero, Anthony Sears Raymond Smith, Edward Smith, Ernest Miller, David Thomas, Curtis Straughter, Errol Lindsey, Anthony Hughes, Matthew Turner, Jeremiah Weinberger, Oliver Lacy, and Joseph Bradehoft.
Dahmer was arrested in 1991, when two police officers were flagged down after Dahmer’s final victim, Tracy Edwards, managed to escape.
Once he told officers of the man who had tried to kill him just moments before, police went to Dahmer’s apartment to question him.
It was there they discovered the gruesome polaroid pictures the serial killer had taken of his victims in Dahmer’s bedside draw.
Dahmer was later sentenced to 16 life sentences for his heinous crimes.