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Tracy Edwards 10 Personal Facts, Bio, Wiki
Tracy Edwards is known for escaping murderer Dahmer, who killed at least 17 men and boys in Wisconsin and Ohio.
In 1991, Dahmer invited Edwards to his house one evening to watch the Exorcist and drink beer.
Dahmer soon handcuffed his victim and threatened him with a knife.
Edwards alleged that Dahmer took him to his bedroom and told him he wanted to eat his heart.
After escaping the killer’s clutches, he reported him to the police.
Police found remains of multiple men, and promptly arrested Dahmer.
Following the events, Edwards filed a lawsuit against Milwaukee court for allegedly not following up on earlier leads on Dahmer.
The case was dismissed.
In the years since, Edwards has racked up a number of charges including arrests for drug possession and theft.
He has reportedly been homeless since at least 2002.
In 2012, he was convicted by a Milwaukee County Circuit Court judge to one and a half years in prison and two years of extended supervision for his involvement in an argument which ended in the death of a homeless man.
Tracy managed to break free after overpowering Dahmer, and reportedly ran through the streets to find police officers, who he directed to Dahmer’s house.
Officers found photos of earlier dismembered bodies and arrested Dahmer.
When his home was fuly searched, body parts were found including two skulls.
Dahmer was convicted in 1992 after being found guilty of 15 counts of murder.
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Tracy Edwards met Dahmer when he was 32 years old.
On July 22, 1991, Edwards and two other men met the serial killer in a bar in Milwaukee when Dahmer offered them $100 (£91) to come back to his apartment.
Edwards accepted the offer and joined Dahmer at his apartment.
Once in Dahmer’s apartment, Edwards became wary of him when he attempted to handcuff him before brandishing a knife at him, the Chicago Tribune reported.
He was led into Dahmer’s bedroom under the pretenses of watching a film, but when the killer was distracted, Edwards struck his head before fleeing his apartment.
From there, he flagged down two Milwaukee police officers who accompanied him back to Dahmer’s apartment.
The officers discovered polaroid pictures of dismembered victims, and later found body parts including two full skeletons.
Dahmer was arrested and later admitted to his grisly crimes.
Tracy Edwards would go on to testify against Dahmer in court in 1992, playing a key role in the legal proceedings that led to his conviction.
Edwards explained during court testimony that Dahmer was ‘not the same person’ he met at the bar when he had been taken into the bedroom.
‘His face structure seemed different…It was like, it wasn’t him anymore,’ he said.
Dahmer pleaded guilty to 16 counts of murder for which he received 16 life sentences.
After being hailed a hero for putting an end to Dahmer’s killing spree, Edwards found himself in trouble with the law.
In 2011, he was charged with homicide after being arrested alongside another man on suspicion of throwing a man, Jonny Jordan, to his death from a bridge.
In 2012 he pled guilty to a reduced charge of aiding a felon and spent a year and a half in prison, and two years of extended supervision.
According to ABC News, Edwards faced several police charges including theft, drug possession, property damage, and failure to pay child support.
Popbuzz reported that at the time of his arrest, Edwards was unhoused and had been moving between different shelters since at least 2002.
Edwards’ defense attorney, Paul Ksicinsk, said Edwards’ described his life as ‘like Humpty Dumpty’ after encountering Dahmer.
‘It’s like he was never able to put the pieces back together again,’ he said.
It is currently unknown what Tracy Edwards is doing now.