Edward Warren Smith

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Above Images: Smith, circa 1990


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: June 14, 1990 from Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth: August 2, 1962
  • Age: 27 years old
  • Height and Weight: 6'0, 165 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: African-American male. Black hair, brown eyes. Smith's nickname is Eddie. He was known as "Sheik" in his neighborhood for the turban-like head covering he habitually wore.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A turban-type headband.
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    Details 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. A photo of Dahmer is posted below this case summary. Smith has never been heard from again.

    Dahmer was arrested for numerous murders of young men in Wisconsin in 1991. He told authorities that Smith was one of his victims; he said he'd strangled him. Investigators believe that Smith's remains were destroyed. Among the other missing men presumed to be victims of Dahmer: Richard Guerrero; Steven Tuomi; and David Thomas.

    Dahmer was sentenced to life in prison for Smith's murder and other deaths in the early 1990s. He was killed in prison by a fellow inmate in 1994.

    Above: Dahmer, circa 1991


    Investigating Agency
    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
    Vita Extensa
    The Jeffrey Dahmer Story: An American Nightmare by Don Davis


    Updated 2 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated August 16, 2013; middle name, three pictures, date of birth, height, weight and clothing/jewelry description added, details of disappearance updated.

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