How it started
Regarding me believing Jeffrey Dahmer was Autistic(not confirming; post-mortem diagnosis is again something would be considered a no-no), it did not take me long at all to begin to observe that when I became obsessed with the case in May of last year. I recall watching one of those documentaries about him. I think it was that old one with Detective Patrick Kennedy talking about it while in the car driving around Milwaukee - “To kill and kill again”. That documentary had pieces of recordings from Jeff himself talking about his crimes which was when I heard his voice for the first time. I remember in my mind going ‘WTF?’ Something about his speech stood out to me right away, I recall. I also saw those television interviews and saw that he looked like it too. I noticed after all these years that people with Autism have this look - translucent(often pale) skin that tends to go patchy and ruddy(probably due to dramatic changes in temperature or environment, stress, illness, or other reactions). Every Autistic person I have seen had that certain look and I couldn’t explain what it was until just recently. I notice something about the eyes as well. That was when I started digging into that.
This has gotten to be sort of a hot topic after a while and it drew some negative attention to myself, so I have been more careful not to get too obsessive about it. When this began, I made some very long posts about what I’ve observed about Dahmer which much of it was peripheral information and facts on the serial killer and was more or less focused on his crimes. I was trying to be careful not to give people the impression that I was linking Autism to violence. It still wasn’t too balanced and I inadvertently made some people assume that I was minimalizing the crimes Jeff committed and disregarding the lives he took. I’m also just personally sharing how this started. I was recapping bits of when I first got interested in this.