30 years later, police still searching for bodies of serial killer John Wayne Gacy victims

// April 13th, 2013 // News

Police searching for John Wayne Gacy victims

Tom Dart, the Cook County Sheriff, explained to ABC News yesterday that serial killer John Wayne Gacy’s contractor job brought him to as many as 20 states and that he intends to look at in each location for unsolved murders to possibly tie to Gacy.  The detectives have just finished digging through the property of the former home of Gacy’s mother in Chicago.  Police used ground sonar, cadaver dogs and a team of professionals to search the property.  No bodies were found.

According to ABC News:

“Detectives have gone through a mountain of evidence that they’ve gathered from the arrest of Gacy back in 1978 and from those files it was learned Gacy traveled to 15-20 states for his contractor’s job. A sample of Gacy’s blood was sent to a national law enforcement data base so that any of unsolved homicide cases from around the country that Gacy might have done could be matched to his DNA.”

John Wayne Gacy, Jr. (March 17, 1942 – May 10, 1994) was an American serial killer and rapist, also known as the Killer Clown, who was convicted of the sexual assault and murder of a minimum of 33 teenage boys and young men in a series of killings committed between 1972 and 1978 in Chicago, Illinois.  He was executed on May 10, 1994. You can read more about John Wayne Gacy here.

Sources: ABC News

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