John Wayne Gacy

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Hunt for Gacy's Victims Leads to Other Missing Men

Sgt. Jason Moran has cleared 11 unrelated cold cases

(Newser) - Sgt. Jason Moran's work began in a graveyard, his first stop in his quest to identify the eight unknown victims of John Wayne Gacy. More than 30 years had passed since Gacy had murdered 33 young men and boys. Investigators now had more sophisticated crime-solving tools, notably DNA, so... More »

John Wayne Gacy Probe Reveals Fate of Missing Man

He was murdered, but not by Chicago's 'killer clown'

(Newser) - The effort to identify all of John Wayne Gacy's victims has solved another decades-old disappearance, and while it isn't exactly a happy ending, Andy Drath's relatives now know that he wasn't murdered by the notorious serial killer. Drath was 16 when he was last heard from... More »

Gacy 'Victim' Found Alive in Montana

Robert Hutton has been located in Montana

(Newser) - A man presumed dead for decades as a potential victim of serial killer John Wayne Gacy has been found alive and well in Montana. The AP reports that Robert Hutton was located in April after his sister submitted his name as a possible Gacy victim, Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart... More »

Family: DNA Proves Gacy Victim Was Misidentified

Mother finally gets an answer, though police haven't confirmed

(Newser) - For years, Sherry Marino has doubted that John Wayne Gacy actually killed her son, believing that some stranger was buried in the grave with Michael Marino's name on it. Now, after an exhumation , she says she's got DNA tests to back her up, reports AP . "We don'... More »

Lawyers: John Wayne Gacy Had Accomplice

They cite evidence suggesting the serial killer had help

(Newser) - John Wayne Gacy had help abducting and killing at least some of his victims, and one or more accomplices may still be at large, say two criminal defense attorneys who reviewed the cases. The attorneys tell the Chicago Sun-Times that it seems unlikely Gacy could have killed at least three... More »

Another John Wayne Gacy 'Victim' Is Found Alive

'Missing' man found safe and sound in Oregon

(Newser) - The depressing task of finally identifying all of John Wayne Gacy's victims has resulted in a second happy ending. A man whose family thought he became one of the Chicago serial killer's victims in the 1970s has instead been found alive and well in Oregon, reports the Chicago ... More »

Gacy Victim Identified 35 Years Later

DNA technology allows a match to be made

(Newser) - Thanks to recent DNA technology, a previously unidentified John Wayne Gacy victim is no longer anonymous. The Cook County Sheriff’s office matched the remains found in Gacy’s crawlspace to a 19-year-old who went missing in 1976 on his way to a party, William George Bundy, the Chicago Tribune... More »

Suspected Gacy Victim Turns Up Alive

Family feared he was killed by serial killer; instead, they get a reunion

(Newser) - Craziest family reunion story in a while: Harold Wayne Lovell disappeared from Chicago as a young man in 1977, and his family long suspected he became one of serial killer John Wayne Gacy's victims, explains the Chicago Tribune . His siblings contacted the Cook County sheriff's office a few... More »

John Wayne Gacy Victim to Be Exhumed

Mother says body in grave may not be her son

(Newser) - Decades later, a longstanding John Wayne Gacy mystery may be a step closer to resolution. Doubts surrounding the identity of one of John Wayne Gacy's victims have prompted an exhumation of the body, the Chicago Tribune reports. Sherry Marino, whose son Michael disappeared in 1976, has never been certain... More »

Bachmann Mixes Up John Wayne, John Wayne Gacy

Kicks off presidential campaign with historic blunder

(Newser) - John Wayne once said, "Talk low, talk slow, and don't say too much." It's advice Michele Bachmann might've been wise to heed today. The Tea Party congresswoman kicked off her presidential campaign today in her hometown of Waterloo, Iowa, with an emphasis on her roots.... More »

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