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Milwaukee Police Identify 17th Dahmer Victim

August 17, 1991

MILWAUKEE (AP) _ A 14-year-old boy who disappeared in 1988 was identified Friday as one of the 17 people Jeffrey L. Dahmer admitted killing and mutilating. The teen was the last person to be identified.

The boy was identified as Jamie Doxtator, who was living in Milwaukee when his mother, Debbie Vega, reported him missing in January 1988, police Lt. Bob Miller said.

Police believe Doxtator, who Dahmer said he met on a street corner, was one of three people killed at the home of Dahmer’s grandmother.

″There was no physical evidence to make a positive identification of the victim, however by showing photos and detailing different scars on the body, (Dahmer) was able to make an identification,″ Miller said.

Dahmer told police he killed Doxtator in January 1988. Vega, who now lives in Tampa, Fla., was told Friday that Dahmer had identified her son.

The boy is the only American Indian among the 17 identified victims of Dahmer.

″All I can say is one of my son’s favorite sayings from the Bible,″ Vega said. ‴Forgive them Father for they know not what they do.′ But I cannot feel that way about Dahmer.″

Dahmer, 31, has been charged with 12 counts of first-degree intentional homicide and is being held in Milwaukee County Jail on $5 million cash bond. He is scheduled for a preliminary hearing Aug. 22.

Dahmer has confessed to 17 dismemberment murders since 1978. He was arrested July 22 after officers found 11 mutilated bodies in his Milwaukee apartment.

Police released few details about Doxtator’s death. The criminal complaint against Dahmer alleges he lured most of his victims by offering them money to pose for pictures and watch videos.

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