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John Wayne GACY Jr.

 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 


A.K.A.: "The Killer Clown"
 
Classification: Serial killer
Characteristics: Rape
Number of victims: 33
Date of murders: 1972 - 1978
Date of arrest: December 21, 1978
Date of birth: March 17, 1942
Victims profile: Boys and young men
Method of murder: Strangulation
Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Status: Executed by lethal injection in Illinois on May 10, 1994
 
 

 
 
John Wayne Gacy, Jr.

Known victims

 

Name: Tim McCoy (the "Greyhound Bus Boy"), aged ?? years-old.
Killed: Jan. 2, 1972

His body was found in the crawlspace

 

Name: John Butkovich, aged 16 or 17 years-old.
Disappeared: July 31, 1975

He worked for Gacy as a 'roof carpenter' his body was buried under Gacy's garage

 

Name: Darrell Sampson, aged 18 years-old.
Disappeared: April 6, 1976

His body was found in the crawlspace

 

Name: Randall Reffett, aged 15 years-old.
Disappeared: May 14, 1976
His body was found in the crawlspace

 

Name: Samuel Stapleton, aged 14 years-old.
Disappeared: May 14, 1976
His body was found in the crawlspace

 

Name: Michael Bonnin, aged 17 years-old.
Disappeared: June 3, 1976

His body was found in the crawlspace

Name: William "Billy" Carroll, aged 16 years-old.
Disappeared: June 10, 1976

His body was found in the crawlspace

 

Name: Rick Johnston, aged 17 or 18 years-old.
Disappeared: August 6, 1976

His body was found in the crawlspace

 

Name: Gregory Godzik, aged 17 years-old.
Disappeared: December 12, 1976

His body was found in the crawlspace

 

Name: John Szyc, aged 19 years-old.
Disappeared: January 20,1977

His body was found in the crawlspace

 

Name: Jon Prestige, aged 20 years-old.
Disappeared: March 15, 1977

His body was found in the crawlspace

 

Name: Matthew Bowman (or Ronan), aged 19 years-old.
Disappeared: July 5, 1977

His body was found in the crawlspace

 

Name: Robert Gilroy, aged 18 or 21 years-old.
Disappeared: September 15, 1977

His body was found in the crawlspace

 

Name: John Mowery, aged 19 years-old.
Disappeared: September 25, 1977

His body was found in the crawlspace

 

Name: Russell Nelson, aged 20 or 21 years-old.
Disappeared: October 17, 1977

His body was found in the crawlspace

 

Name: Robert Winch, aged 16 years-old.
Disappeared: November 11, 1977

His body was found in the crawlspace

 

Name: Tommy Baling, aged 20 years-old.
Disappeared: November 18, 1977
His body was found in the crawlspace

 

Name: David Talsma, aged 19 years-old.
Disappeared: December 9, 1977

His body was found in the crawlspace

Name: William Kindred, aged ?? years-old.
Disappeared: February 16, 1978

His body was found in the crawlspace

 

Name: Tim O'Rourke, aged ?? years-old.
Disappeared: mid June 1978

His body was found in the Des Plaines River

 

Name: Frank Wayne "Dale" Landingin, aged 19 years-old.
Disappeared: November 3 or 4, 1978
His body was found in the Des Plaines River
investigators found Landingin's driver's license in Gacy's home

 

Name: James Mazzara, aged 20 or 21 years-old.
Disappeared: November 13, 1978

His body was found in the Des Plaines River

 

Name: Robert Piest, aged 15 years-old.
Disappeared: December 11, 1978

His body was found in the Des Plaines River

 

The ones that got away

 

Name: Jeff Rignall, aged ?? years-old.
Date: sometime in December of 1977

 

Name: Robert Donnelly, aged ?? years-old.
Date: sometime in December of 1977

 

Unidentified victims

Eight of Gacy's victims are still unidentified. It is also believed that there may have been other victims never identified or found who were buried at other locations.

 

Case File 954UMIL

Unidentified White Male

  • The victim was discovered on December 28, 1978 in Norwood Park, Illinois
  • Estimated Date of Death: July 31, 1975 to April 1976
  • Skeletal Remains

Vital Statistics

  • Estimated age: 15 - 17 years old
  • Approximate Height and Weight: 5'7" - 5'11"
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Medium brown, curly hair.
  • Dentals: Available
  • Fingerprints: Not available
  • DNA: Not Available

Case History

The victim was located on December 28, 1978 in Norwood Park, Illinois.
One of 9 unidentified victims of convicted and executed serial killer John Wayne Gacy. Twenty-nine of Gacy's victims were located buried in the crawl space of his home or under his garage. Four were found in the Des Plaines River. There are 33 known victims.
It is suspected that there may be more.

 

Case File 955UMIL

Unidentified White Male

  • The victim was discovered on December 28, 1978 in Norwood Park, Illinois
  • Estimated Date of Death: June to December 1976
  • Skeletal Remains

Vital Statistics

  • Estimated age: 19-21 years old
  • Approximate Height and Weight: 5'11" to 6'2"
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Dark brown hair.
  • Dentals: Available. Most likely suffering from a bad toothache at the time of his disappearance.
  • Fingerprints: Not available
  • DNA: Not Available

Case History

The victim was located on December 28, 1978 in Norwood Park, Illinois.
One of 9 unidentified victims of convicted and executed serial killer John Wayne Gacy. Twenty-nine of Gacy's victims were located buried in the crawl space of his home or under his garage. Four were found in the Des Plaines River. There are 33 known victims.
It is suspected that there may be more.

 

Case File 956UMIL

Unidentified White Male

  • The victim was discovered on December 28, 1978 in Norwood Park, Illinois
  • Estimated Date of Death: June to December 1976
  • Skeletal Remains

Vital Statistics

  • Estimated age: 22-28 years old
  • Approximate Height and Weight: 5'2" - 5'6"
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Medium dark brown hair.
  • Dentals: Available. Two upper front teeth were missing. Most likely wore a denture.
  • Fingerprints: Not available
  • DNA: Not Available

Case History

The victim was located
One of 9 unidentified victims of convicted and executed serial killer John Wayne Gacy. Twenty-nine of Gacy's victims were located buried in the crawl space of his home or under his garage. Four were found in the Des Plaines River. There are 33 known victims.
It is suspected that there may be more.

 

Case File 957UMIL

Unidentified White Male

  • The victim was discovered on December 28, 1978 in Norwood Park, Illinois
  • Estimated Date of Death: Undetermined
  • Skeletal Remains

Vital Statistics

  • Estimated age: 18-20 years old
  • Approximate Height and Weight: 5'7 - 5'11"
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Prior fractured left collarbone.
  • Dentals: Available
  • Fingerprints: Not available
  • DNA: Not Available

Case History

The victim was located on December 28, 1978 in Norwood Park, Illinois.
One of 9 unidentified victims of convicted and executed serial killer John Wayne Gacy. Twenty-nine of Gacy's victims were located buried in the crawl space of his home or under his garage. Four were found in the Des Plaines River. There are 33 known victims.
It is suspected that there may be more.

 

Case File 958UMIL

Unidentified White Male

  • The victim was discovered on December 28, 1978 in Norwood Park, Illinois
  • Estimated Date of Death: December 20, 1976 - March, 1977
  • Skeletal Remains

Vital Statistics

  • Estimated age: 25 years old
  • Approximate Height and Weight: 5'7" - 5'11"
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Dark brown hair. Prior fractured nose.
  • Dentals: Available
  • Fingerprints: Not available
  • DNA: Not Available

Case History

The victim was located on December 28, 1978 in Norwood Park, Illinois.
One of 9 unidentified victims of convicted and executed serial killer John Wayne Gacy. Twenty-nine of Gacy's victims were located buried in the crawl space of his home or under his garage. Four were found in the Des Plaines River. There are 33 known victims.
It is suspected that there may be more.

 

Case File 960UMIL

Unidentified White Male

  • The victim was discovered on December 28, 1978 in Norwood Park, Illinois
  • Estimated Date of Death: June - December 1976
  • Skeletal Remains

Vital Statistics

  • Estimated age: 17 years old
  • Approximate Height and Weight: 5'5" - 5'10"
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Dark brown hair.
  • Dentals: Available
  • Fingerprints: Not available
  • DNA: Not Available

Case History
The victim was located on December 28, 1978 in Norwood Park, Illinois.
One of 9 unidentified victims of convicted and executed serial killer John Wayne Gacy. Twenty-nine of Gacy's victims were located buried in the crawl space of his home or under his garage. Four were found in the Des Plaines River. There are 33 known victims.
It is suspected that there may be more.

 

Case File 961UMIL

Unidentified White Male

  • The victim was discovered on December 28, 1978 in Norwood Park, Illinois
  • Estimated Date of Death: July - September 1977
  • Skeletal Remains

Vital Statistics

  • Estimated age: 18-20 years old
  • Approximate Height and Weight: 5'1" - 5'6"
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Brown hair. Fracture of right elbow within 2 months prior to his death.
  • Dentals: Available. Both upper eye teeth extracted prior to death.
  • Fingerprints: Not available
  • DNA: Not Available

Case History

The victim was located on December 28, 1978 in Norwood Park, Illinois.
One of 9 unidentified victims of convicted and executed serial killer John Wayne Gacy. Twenty-nine of Gacy's victims were located buried in the crawl space of his home or under his garage. Four were found in the Des Plaines River. There are 33 known victims.
It is suspected that there may be more.

 

Case File 962UMIL

Unidentified White Male

  • The victim was discovered on December 28, 1978 in Norwood Park, Illinois
  • Estimated Date of Death: June 13 1976 - December 1976
  • Skeletal Remains

Vital Statistics

  • Estimated age: 20-24 years old
  • Approximate Height and Weight: 5'8" - 6'0"
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Light brown hair.
  • Dentals: Available
  • Fingerprints: Not available
  • DNA: Not available

Case History

The victim was located on December 28, 1978 in Norwood Park, Illinois.
One of 9 unidentified victims of convicted and executed serial killer John Wayne Gacy. Twenty-nine of Gacy's victims were located buried in the crawl space of his home or under his garage. Four were found in the Des Plaines River. There are 33 known victims.
It is suspected that there may be more.

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