Errol Lindsey, who was killed by Jeffrey Dahmer when he was 19 years old, had a daughter named Tatiana Banks. According to Banks, the Netflix Dahmer-based series is too upsetting to watch and has reopened old wounds. The Arizonan woman, age 31, reported having nightmares for several weeks. Subscribe to our daily newsletter to receive exclusive analysis, news, and trends in your inbox. Thank you for registering! The daughter of one of Jeffrey Dahmer’s victims reported experiencing nightmares about the serial murderer and being unable to sleep for weeks. She even claimed to have seen Dahmer in her nightmares.
Errol Lindsey, a 19-year-old man who was killed by Dahmer in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in 1991, is the father of Tatiana Banks. The sixth child, Lindsey, scored an met Dahmer in April of that year. Lindsey was drawn to Dahmer’s flat where he was drugged and subjected to experiments.
Currently residing in Arizona at the age of 31, Banks was born six months after her father’s death.
Banks claimed in an interview with Insider that she only pieced together her father’s story over time through family members and the media. In Milwaukee, where I grew up, it was difficult to escape hearing about Dahmer.
She added that she was around 4 or 5 years old when her mother first told her about her father’s passing. “When I was small, I was told that dad was slain by a Milwaukee serial killer,” she stated.
When she was about 11 or 12 years old, she recalled reading a newspaper item about the murders. She then began exploring online for more details, which led her to question her mother further about what had happened.
Banks added, “I still worry about that to this day,” adding that she is always learning new information about how her father came into contact with one of the most known serial killers in the world.
Since the debut of the new Netflix series, “Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story,” there has been a resurgence of interest in Dahmer’s murder.
Rita Isbell, Banks’ aunt, was portrayed in an episode that acted out the heartfelt victim impact statement she gave at Dahmer’s sentencing over the death of her brother.
Isbell previously admitted to Insider that reenacting the incident made all of her feelings from the time come flooding back.
Isbell remarked about the actress who played her, “Her hair was like mine, and she put on the same clothes.” That’s why it seemed like repeating the experience.
Tweeted Carol DaRonch (@CarolDaRonch) September 21, 2022 Banks, who never got to meet her father, claimed that because of the fact that she never knew him, she feels as though her grieving is unique and more difficult.
Nevertheless, she claims that the Netflix series has exposed old scars for her as well; like Isbell, she claims that Netflix did not get in touch with her regarding the series.
She said that she was at a point where she had, in some ways, come to grips with what had happened to her father and stated, “I feel like they should have reached out because it’s individuals who are truly still grieving from that scenario.” To put it simply, “That chapter of my life was closed and it was reopened.”
Only one episode of the Netflix series was watched by Banks, who has mostly refrained from seeing any shows or movies concerning Dahmer. That episode included her aunt’s victim impact statement in court. She described watching it as “heartbreaking,” adding, “I wish I could be there to take away her sorrow.”
Banks was unable to continue watching the episode because she found it to be too upsetting, but the revived attention in the Dahmer case has been difficult for her to ignore.
“Honestly, I haven’t been able to fall asleep since that show started.” I dream about Jeffrey Dahmer,” she claimed.
The issue has gotten worse as a result of social media, and she has been particularly concerned by online comments made about her dad and even victim-blaming. People have criticized her father’s behavior, she claimed, and some have even assumed he was gay and used that as justification to ignore what happened to him.
Banks claimed that she still has a great deal of unanswered doubts regarding what really happened to her father.
But she was confident of one thing: “He didn’t deserve this.” I’m not worthy of this. All of the victims are not deserving.