Dahmer was handed a 941-years prison sentence for murdering at least 17 men and boys in Wisconsin and Ohio areas.
Serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer’s neighbour Glenda Cleveland[/caption]
Who was Glenda Cleveland?
Glenda remained living in the area after Dahmer was imprisoned.
She was known in her local community, and labelled a heroine for her actions.
Her role in the Jeffrey Dahmer case was recognised formally by the Common Council and the County Board.
She also received awards from local women’s groups and even the Milwaukee Police Department.
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She passed away on Christmas Eve, December 24, 2010
She was 56 years old.
As Glenda’s data entry job had been eliminated, she did not work for several years before her death.
Instead, she spent her time looking after her many grandchildren.
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What clues did Glenda Cleveland find on Jeffrey Dahmer?
Glenda alerted Milwaukee police in a panic after her teenage daughter and niece spotted an injured boy running away from Dahmer in the early morning of 27 May, 1991.
The police turned up but were swayed by Dahmer’s explanation that the boy was his drunk boyfriend, so they left.
The boy was Konerak Sinthasomphone, a 14-year-old, who was killed by Dahmer shortly after the police left.
Glenda continued to contact the police after this, including when she saw Konerak’s photo in an article about his disappearance.
She reportedly even reached out to the FBI, but was constantly ignored.
Who plays Glenda Cleveland in Monster: The Story of Jeffrey Dahmer?
Due to the horrific nature and impact of his actions, serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer has been the subject of much media attention.
Netflix true crime drama ‘Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story’, released on 21 September, 2022, explores the impact of Dahmer’s actions.
Each episode will focus on one of his victims.
The story of Glenda Cleveland will also feature in the series.
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She is played by American actress Niecy Nash, who is known for her appearances in Reno 911.
The trailer for the series, released on 16 September, 2022, features a scene where the character of Glenda Cleveland hysterically tells a police officer, “I called y’all for months and it’s too late. Y’all came too late.”