“I don’t know why it started. I don’t have any definite answers on that myself. If I knew the true, real reasons why all this started, before it ever did , I wouldn’t probably have done any of it.” - Jeffrey Dahmer
After his arrest, Dahmer readily confessed to everything he had done. The lead investigator conducted over 60 hours of interviews with Dahmer, who waived his right to a lawyer. When asked why he had kept the skeletons and body parts of some victims, Dahmer said that he had intended to build an altar of bones in his apartment dedicated to himself.