Man Held in Homicide Was Jeffrey Dahmer's Last Intended Victim

A scuffle between three homeless men on a Milwaukee bridge on Tuesday night resulted in one man — 43-year-old Johnny Jordan — falling into the river below and drowning. Another fell into the river but survived. The third man, Tracy Edwards (pictured, upper-right), was arrested and is being held for homicide.

Edwards was also Jeffrey Dahmer's last intended victim, and led the police directly to the infamous serial killer, necrophiliac and cannibal. From the Dahmer Wikipedia entry:

On July 22, 1991, Dahmer lured another man, Tracy Edwards, into his home. According to the would-be victim, Dahmer struggled with Edwards in order to handcuff him, but ultimately failed to cuff his wrists together. Wielding a large butcher knife, Dahmer forced Edwards into the bedroom, where Edwards saw pictures of mangled bodies on the wall and noticed the terrible smell coming from a large blue barrel. Edwards punched him in the face, kicked him in the stomach, ran for the door and escaped.

Running through the streets, with the handcuffs still hanging from one hand, Edwards waved for help to a police car driven by Robert Rauth and Rolf Mueller of the Milwaukee police department. Edwards led police back to Dahmer's apartment, where Dahmer at first acted friendly to the officers. However, Edwards remembered that the knife Dahmer had threatened him with was in the bedroom. When one of the officers checked the bedroom, he saw the photographs of mangled bodies, and called for his partner to arrest Dahmer. As one officer subdued Dahmer, the other opened the refrigerator and found a human head. Further searching of the apartment revealed three more severed heads, multiple photographs of murdered victims and human remains, severed hands and penises, and photographs of dismembered victims and human remains in his refrigerator.

[Journal Sentinel, image via AP]