Chance Seneca, 19, accused of kidnapping two gay men, one whos’ wrists were slit to the bone
There are some similarities between this case and Jeffrey Dahmer's killings
Chance Seneca,19, was indicted and charged Wednesday in federal court in Louisianna on six counts: hate crime, kidnapping, possession of a firearm, and obstruction by the destruction of records.
He is accused of kidnapping two gay men he met on the dating app Grindr and attempting to kidnap another for incidents occurring between June 19 and 20, 2020.
One of the victims was found in Seneca’s home on June 20 in a bathtub with strangulation marks around his neck, and his wrists slit to the bone. Authorities found a knife, ice pick, saw, and hammer nearby.
He allegedly picked up the victim and drove him to his home, where he lured him into the bathroom.
“Seneca explained that he had hoped to remove and preserve [victim’s] hands, but he could not finish his plan after seeing the bones of [victim’s] wrists exposed under the flesh,” according to the complaint.
Prosecutors alleged in the indictment that Seneca attempted to murder the victim because of his gender and sexual orientation and “intended to dismember and keep parts of the victim’s body as trophies, mementos, and food.”
According to the indictment, Seneca kidnapped another man on June 19 and attempted to kidnap another on the same day. He met both of those men on Grindr. Source: People.Com.
There are some similarities between this case and Jeffrey Dahmer’s killings.
Both Dahmer and Seneca intended to keep body parts for similar purposes (mementos, trophies, and food); both men signaled out specific victims (gay men) and put themselves in control positions over their victims.
For example, Seneca drove the victims to his home, Dahmer chose some victims in gay bars who did not have a car. These acts suggest planning, and in Dahmer’s case, helped to convince a jury that he was not insane.