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Jeffrey Dahmer's Childhood Home For Sale

Jeffrey Dahmer's Childhood Home For Sale

BATH TWP., Ohio– Sitting on nearly two acres of beautifully-wooded property along West Bath Road with a pond, walking trails and scenic gardens sits a 2,100 square foot home that realtor Richard Lubinski believes is a real treasure.

"Nice open floor plan, granite countertops, Italian appliances. The yard is absolutely fabulous," said Lubinski.

Large picture windows light the spacious living room. A wood-burning fireplace is the centerpiece of a comfortable family room. The cozy bedroom has its own fireplace and from nearly every room of the ranch style home there is a breathtaking view across northern Summit County across the National Park.

The house has a lot to offer, including a history.

"It has a colorful past to say the least. It was actually the childhood home of Jeffrey Dahmer. It's actually the home where he committed his first murder," said Lubinski.

Dahmer moved into the home with his parents when he was 8 years old.

Not long after graduating from Revere High School, he took 18-year-old Steven Mark Hicks to the home where Hicks was killed and dismembered.

Dahmer later moved from the house, ultimately settling in Wisconsin where he killed most of his 17 victims over a time span of 13 years.

Lubinski is not afraid to disclose the history to any of his interested buyers.

"When somebody calls me on the property, before I even get into price, room sizes, anything, I just let them know that up front and half the people are done talking about it at that point and moving on and the other half. They don't care," said Lubinski.

The home was last sold in 2005 to a musician.

It was on the market in 2012 for more than $300,000 but it did not sell.

Lubinski, who was not the realtor at the time, believes the state of the housing market might have had something to do with that.

But he says the market has improved and there is a greater demand for homes now.

The home is back on the market with an asking price of $295,000.

Only serious buyers are being shown the property.

"The house is not a museum. We're not giving public tours," said Lubinski, who knows it remains a curiosity.

He has even recently done a segment with a Japanese television crew that came to Bath Township to see the home.

"The house didn't kill anybody so, it's still a nice house. It's in a fabulous location and you know mid-century modern is certainly a desirable house right now," said Lubinski, who believes that even though some people may be scared away by its history, to others it may make the home worth more.

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harolddundee April 03 2014 at 10:07 AM

Once lived in a house where a murder took place and knew it before moving in. Didn`t bother us at all.

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katrinabennet April 03 2014 at 8:36 AM

Someone buy it and make New Memories!!! Oh yeah and don't walk under a ladder! HA!!!

Move in!! Remember you are a victim of your own mind!

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jaspatore April 03 2014 at 8:37 AM

This probably has a lot less to do with Dahmer and more to do with the fact that the last guy who bought it in 05' paid $250,000.00 and wants to get out without having to right a check to the title company. Comps put it at closer to $260,000.00 than $300,000.00.

Like most realtors/sellers they are overpricing the home and chasing the market down instead of being honest about what real estate sells for per sq ft and pricing it according to that.

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Tyler April 03 2014 at 8:39 AM

Any time a home has had people killed in it or the killer was killed the home will have ghost in it for shure.I know this because My home in Va.I was born in, In 1965 is a old 1800s home that had people die in it.and there is Ghost in the old home.My family has seen them.i have not but hear stuff.and lights turn on and off by seeing a chain being pulled by something,so There is no way i would give them 5.00 dollars for it.because People can move in but they will move right back out i would feel.who wouls want to sleep in a house he had.NOT ME.go stay the night,sweet dreams

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mhdjl Tyler April 03 2014 at 9:26 AM

In the county where I live, there are a number of homes from the 1700's (and some built centuries later) that are considered haunted. A number of years ago, one of the houses built in the Victorian age was sold to some people who, before closing, found out it was reputed to have ghosts. They sued for their deposit back and the judge awarded it to them. The judge then told that realtor that the history of alleged haunting had to be disclosed to all prospective buyers. Of course, it didn't hurt the ex-buyers' case that one of the owners had written a book about the ghosts that were there; it was used as evidence.

As for the realtor involved in trying to sell this house, it is his duty to inform prospective buyers of the history of the house. Many people do not want to live in a house where someone infamous grew up.

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n1bestmom April 03 2014 at 8:39 AM

Anybody ever heard of "Amityville"???? Take the house to the ground. Evil demons once occupied the place. They never leave.

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navamike n1bestmom April 03 2014 at 8:49 AM

Good Morning:
I know and understand how you feel. But it's a beautiful house. I've been inside, I was friends with Cromity who lived in it after... 3 floors, huge fowyer, built in pool, boat house. No spooks! But crappy school district. I'm at;navamike@aol.com. Have a nice day...:-D
M ichael R Wolf

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parsleylamb April 03 2014 at 8:39 AM

Sorry, but I would have to level the house and rebuild on the beautiful land! Too creepy for me!

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gottabewv April 03 2014 at 1:41 PM

I think the problem is more that it is a $295,000 house sitting in Bath Ohio!

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jim bischoff gottabewv April 03 2014 at 2:03 PM

Whats the address of this home or the Realtor?The home did nothing bad at all, much appreciated, Jim

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BigPugMama April 03 2014 at 1:41 PM

I'd buy it,, It's in a Beautiful Location,, Besides Jeff didn't start too much of his downfall untill he lived with Grand-ma

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sjm337161753 April 03 2014 at 9:57 AM

Maybe if the realtor buried a little St. Joseph statue in the front yard - which is supposed to be a charm to sell a house - it would sell!

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whelconsult April 03 2014 at 1:36 PM

A beautiful home. It may be a little over priced but, I would need to see more before taking this decision. Dahmer shouldn't make any difference since someone else has owned it sincew he was there.

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