We now know that Konerak Sinthasomphone was 14 years old. He had been drugged and assaulted by Dahmer. Dahmer would then go on to kill him several hours later. However, in that moment with police, Dahmer convinced them that the young man was his girlfriend, a 19-year-old who had had too much. The cops dismissed the incident as a minor incident. “a domestic squabble between two homosexuals,” per a 1991 Milwaukee Sentinel report.
Per iHorrorSmith and Childress went back to Cleveland and informed them. Cleveland called the police, shared her concerns, and repeatedly stated that she believed the young boy was a child. She said, “Are your positive?” Because this child doesn’t even speak English. My daughter has dealt with him before. She had seen him on the streets. You know, catching earthworms.” Cleveland was assured that he wasn’t a child.
Dahmer continued to kill four other victims, even though Cleveland made concerned reports to police.