John Wayne Gacy Victims
October 13, 2011 by staff
John Wayne Gacy Victims, Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart is trying to give names to the eight unidentified victims of John Wayne Gacy – the famous serial murderer who killed at least 33 young men in the 1970′s.
Dart Cold case team worked this year with the University of North Texas Center for Human Identification for DNA from the jawbones of four victims and femurs of the other four.
Gacy victims were white men in the middle of adolescents 20 years of age. The 25 identified victims had disappeared between 1972 and 1978.
Eight unidentified victims were buried in cemeteries in the Chicago area with tombstones inscribed with “Remember” and the date they were buried.
“It was about eight young people with a future,” Dart said Wednesday. “It’s about eight people who deserve more.”
Dart urged the public to contact his office with information on any missing young man who fit the profile of the victims. The emergency number is (800) 942-1950.
The sheriff said it is launching a nationwide raid because some of the known victims of Gacy was from Michigan, Tennessee, Iowa and Minnesota. They were abducted while in Chicago, for various reasons, but the records of credit card Gacy show that he had traveled in Colorado, Nevada and elsewhere at the time was on his rampage, said Dart.
“A person who, as sick and evil, it is not relegated to their disease and the evil in their backyard,” said Dart.
Gacy was executed in 1994. The researchers confirmed that he had killed at least 33 victims – 29 of which were buried in the basement and in his backyard in unincorporated Cook County.
Four victims were found in the Des Plaines River. Gacy said he disposed of a fifth victim in the river, but the body was never found.
The news of Dart push to identify unknown victims of Gacy’s mother is presented as one of the known victims, Michael Marino, obtained an injunction last week to exhume the body of a victim of Gacy identified in 1980 as her son.
In June, the sheriff’s office found the jawbone of eight Gacy victims unidentified. The bones had been buried separately from the rest of their bodies, said Dart. DNA was extracted from utility only four of the jaw bones, he said.
In September, the sheriff’s office to exhume the bodies of the other four victims reported their femurs for testing. DNA was extracted from two of the victims and the authorities hope to obtain DNA from the other two in late October.
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