Jeffrey Dahmer’s remaining would-be victim, who escaped and led police to the twisted serial killer’s lair, has been thrust again into the highlight following Netflix’s widely-watched mini-series “Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story” — however regardless of ending the sicko’s spree, the man hailed a hero lived a tragic life.
Tracy Edwards turned a nationwide identify in 1991 after he led Milwaukee cops to the stays of Dahmer’s 17 dismembered victims, ending a decade-long spree of cannibalistic homicides that shocked the nation.
But Edwards’ life shortly spiraled out of management and he was accused of killing a person nearly 20 years to the day after he survived the tragic destiny himself.
“It’s like Humpty Dumpty,” his protection legal professional Paul Ksicinski told ABC News in 2011. “It’s like he was by no means in a position to put the items again collectively once more.”
The Netflix retelling of the horrific Dahmer crimes begins with a dramatized model of Edwards’ escape from the cannibal killer’s residence on the evening of July 22, 1991, after he was lured over with the promise of beer and cash.
After bolting from the home of horrors, a handcuffed Edwards flags down a passing patrol automobile on the road and tells officers that Dahmer had tried to kill him.
He then led police to the residence, the place investigators found preserved human heads, mutilated physique elements and images of mutilated males.
The reenactment drew closely from Edwards’ testimony, which was broadcast by Court TV throughout Dahmer’s closely-watched 1992 trial.
“He was listening to my coronary heart [at knifepoint] as a result of at that time he informed me he was going to eat my coronary heart,” Edwards chillingly informed the court docket.
However, the courageous survivor’s newfound publicity attracted the consideration of police in his native residence of Tupelo Mississippi, the place he had been indicted for sexual battery of a 14-year-old woman.
The then 32-year-old was extradited down south to face the costs.
When he returned to Milwaukee, Edwards racked up arrests for drug possession, theft, property harm, failure to pay baby help, and bail leaping — as he lived out and in of homeless shelters, ABC reported.
On July 26, 2011, practically twenty years to the day that he was lauded as a hero for escaping Dahmer and main cops to his victims, Edwards was accused of homicide himself.
He and one other homeless man have been accused of pushing a 3rd man that was dwelling on the streets off a bridge into the Milwaukee River. The victim, Jonny Jordan, died earlier than first responders arrived, the community reported in 2011.
Edwards was charged with murder and pleaded responsible to aiding a felon — a deal which acquired him a decreased sentence of one and a half years, according to WITI-TV.
The whereabouts of the now 63-year-old man are unknown, regardless of a current renewal of curiosity in his life.
Still, Shaun Brown, who portrayed Edwards in the Netflix hit, took to Twitter to share his emotions about the man he performed — insisting he has “a lot love” for him and the different victims.
“I’ve a lot love for Tracy Edwards and I hope that via my portrayal additionally, you will,” Brown wrote.
“I hope you will have love for all the victims and perhaps in time you’ll have extra love for each other. Empathy and consciousness can create heaven on Earth if we enable it. We are one. We are all beings made of stardust. Much like to you all.”
Dahmer — who confessed to killing 17 males and boys since 1978 and was convicted in 1992 — was crushed to loss of life by a fellow jail inmate in 1994.