The hotel where Jeffrey Dahmer murdered Steven Tuomi.
Crime Scene Location in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States.
This is the hotel where serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer murdered Steven Tuomi.
It is situated at 2308 West Wisconsin Avenue, near downtown Milwaukee.
By 1987, Dahmer had become a serial rapist who regularly lured drunken men back to the Ambassador Hotel so that he could drug them and sexually assault them. He also reportedly liked to listen to their bodies' internal noises while they were passed out.
On the evening of September 15th, 1987, Dahmer rented a room at the hotel and then set out to visit some of the city's gay bars.
That night, he was at the 219 Club when he struck up a conversation with a 24-year-old restaurant worker named Steven Tuomi.
Tuomi, who was originally from the coastal village of Ontonagon, Michigan, had moved to Milwaukee six years prior.
The pair continued to chat and drink together until Dahmer asked him to go back to his room at the Ambassador Hotel.
Tuomi, who was pretty intoxicated at the time, accepted this invitation.
Once they arrived at the hotel room, Dahmer slipped some sleeping pills into a drink and offered it to him.
According to Dahmer, he didn't actually plan on killing Tuomi. However, the next morning, he woke and discovered that he had drunkenly beaten the young man to death with his bare hands.
Panicked and hungover, he hid the body in a closet and then walked to the nearest mall, where he purchased a suitcase.
After shoving the 24-year-old's remains into the suitcase, he proceeded to wheel it down the street and flag down a taxi.
The driver, who helped him load his "luggage" into the vehicle, allegedly remarked, "Boy, this is heavy. Have you got a dead body in here?" In response, Dahmer laughed and said, "Yes."
When Dahmer arrived back at his grandmother's house, he left Tuomi's body in the suitcase for a week before he eventually decided that he needed to do something about it.
At that point, he dismembered his victim's remains, removed the flesh and organs, and broke the bones down into smaller pieces using a hammer.
Once he had separated everything out into smaller pieces, he put them into trash bags and left them at the curb.
Following his arrest in 1991, Dahmer readily confessed to the murder.
Sadly, due to the passage of time and the method that he had used to dispose of the body, no trace of Steven Tuomi was ever found.
To this day, he remains listed as a missing person.
Where was Steven Tuomi murdered?
Below, you will find the address and the GPS coordinates for this location.
The GPS coordinates for the hotel are as follows.
- Latitude: 43.038861
- Longitude: -87.941821
Open 43.038861, -87.941821 in Google Maps to view directions on how to get there.
The full address for this location is:
The Ambassador Hotel
2308 W Wisconsin Avenue
The Ambassador Hotel sits on the corner of West Wisconsin Avenue and North 24th Street in the Avenues West neighborhood of Milwaukee. It lies 350 yards to the north of the Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Highway.
Photos of the hotel and other related images.
The Ambassador Hotel.
This Google Street View image of the Ambassador Hotel was taken in October of 2019.
During the 1980s, Jeffrey Dahmer regularly lured men back to this spot and then drugged them. Most of the time, they woke up the next morning without realizing what had happened to them.
At the time, it had a reputation for being a seedy flophouse. However, this is no longer the case. During the mid-2000s, the owner spent millions renovating it and restoring it to its former glory.
These days, it is a popular four-star hotel.
The murder of Steven Tuomi represented a major turning point in Dahmer's development.
Although he had previously strangled Steven Mark Hicks to death at his childhood home in 1978, Tuomi was the first of his serial killings.
From that point on, he was no longer interested in sexually assaulting his victims while they slept. Instead, he began to actively hunt for new victims with the intention of killing them and dismembering their bodies.
This location belongs to the following categories.Crime ScenesSerial KillersJeffrey Dahmer Locations
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