Brown Deer Haunted Houses and Places
Milwaukee Haunted Places >> Brown Deer
Footnote to a Grisly History
Brown Deer’s connection to serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer lies with the man who was murdered with Dahmer. Jesse Anderson was cleaning the prison bathroom along with Dahmer and convicted murderer Christopher Scarver when Scarver beat both of them to death with a 20-inch pipe. What brought Anderson to the Columbia Correctional Institute in Portage? Anderson was a convicted murderer, as well, having stabbed his wife 37 times in a parking lot at Northridge Mall on Brown Deer Road, then claiming to police they were both targets of racial crime. While the police, prosecutor and eventually the jury saw through this pathetic attempt at an alibi, the specter of the crime is believed to have been the final nail in the coffin of Northridge, rumored to be a place haunted by Anderson's wife. The mall never recovered lost suburban business and limped on until closing in 2003.