Saturday, 13 April 2013

Gacy victims search: Still looking for bodies over 30 years later

Gacy victims search: Still looking for bodies over 30 years later, John Wayne Gacy, one of the most notorious serial killers in U.S. history, is tied to the murder of 33, but a sheriff, who refuses to believe that is the final total for Gacy's victims, is still on the hunt for more. Tom Dart, the Cook County Sheriff, said that Gacy's contractor job brought him to as many as 20 states and this is where he intends to look at unsolved murders to possibly tie to Gacy, according to ABC News on April 12, 2013.

Eight unidentified bodies have been exhumed in the Gacy case with the hopes that the DNA tests done with the blood drawn from Gacy before his execution will help identify who killed these people. The detectives just finished combing through the property of the former home of Gacy's mother in Chicago and if Gacy did kill and hide any more bodies other than the 33 found, they weren't on the property where his mother used to live. They used ground sonar, cadaver dogs and a team of professionals who didn't find anything after a thorough investigation.

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.

Dart said that you never forget about the murder of a loved one and no matter how long ago someone you loved and cared about is murdered, you still deserve to know who did this. He thinks this could bring closure to people who have lost loved ones to Gacy's killing spree.

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