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Case File 630DMWI


Edward W. Smith
Missing since June 14, 1990 from Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin.
Classification: Missing

Vital Statistics

Circumstances of Disappearance
Smith was last seen leaving The Phoenix Bar in Milwaukee, Wisconsin during the evening of June 14, 1990.

It is believed that Smith met serial murderer Jeffrey L. Dahmer sometime during the evening and returned to Dahmer's residence in West Allis, Wisconsin with him. Smith has never been heard from again.

Friends of Eddie Smith told police that they had seen the two men together at various clubs in Milwaukee and finally at a birthday party June 22, 1990. Smith was not seen again after leaving the party with Dahmer, and authorities never found his body. His family reported him missing later that summer.

Dahmer was arrested for numerous murders of young men in Wisconsin in 1991. He told authorities that Smith was one of his victims. Investigators believe that Smith's remains were destroyed by Dahmer and as such cannot be recovered. Among the other missing men presumed to be victims of Dahmer: Steven Hicks, Richard Guerrero, Steven Tuomi and David Thomas.

Dahmer was sentenced to life in prison in the early 1990s. He was killed in prison by a fellow inmate in 1994.

If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:

Milwaukee Police Department

Source Information:
The Associated Press
Tribute To The Victims Of Jeffrey Dahmer
JadedFreak's Midnight Zone
The Crime Library
Unsolved in the News

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