IL NORWOOD PARK JOHN DOE (#5): WM, 23-30, found in the residence of serial killer John Wayne Gacy - 29 December 1978

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NORWOOD PARK JOHN DOE (#5): WM, 23-30, body discovered in the residence of serial killer John Wayne Gacy - 29 December 1978 6Yrcujg



The victim's skeletal remains were located buried in the crawl space of John Wayne Gacy's home. He was under another victim who has since been identified.

Altogether, 29 victims' remains were located on Gacy's property. Four were found in the Des Plaines River, although Gacy confessed to dumping five bodies in the river. There are 33 known victims, but it is suspected that there may be more.

As of 2019, this victim and five others remain unidentified: 954UMIL, 955UMIL, 957UMIL, 958UMIL, and 962UMIL.

Serial killer Gacy was convicted of his crimes and executed in 1994.


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NORWOOD PARK JOHN DOE (#5): WM, 23-30, body discovered in the residence of serial killer John Wayne Gacy - 29 December 1978 6Yrcujg


Unidentified Person / NamUs #UP11004Male, White / Caucasian
Date Body Found
December 29, 1978
Location Found
Norwood Park Township, Illinois
Estimated Age Range
23-30 Years

Case Information
Case Numbers

NCMEC Number
--
ME/C Case Number
1455DEC78

Demographics
Sex
Male
Race / Ethnicity
White / Caucasian

Estimated Age Group
Adult - Pre 30
Estimated Age Range (Years)
23-30
Estimated Year of Death
1972-1978
Estimated PMI
--
Height
5' 4"(64 inches) , Estimated
Weight
Cannot Estimate

Circumstances
Type
Unidentified Deceased
Date Body Found
December 29, 1978
NamUs Case Created
February 21, 2013
ME/C QA Reviewed
October 10, 2013

Location Found Map
General Location
--
Norwood Park Township, Illinois
County
Cook County
GPS Coordinates
--
Circumstances of Recovery
Skeletal remains were found buried - 12/29/1978.
Details of Recovery
Inventory of Remains
--
Condition of Remains
Not recognizable - Near complete or complete skeleton

Physical Description
Hair Color
Brown
Head Hair Description
dark brown to black on autopsy report
Body Hair Description
--
Facial Hair Description
--
Left Eye Color
Unknown
Right Eye Color
Unknown
Eye Description
skeletal remains

Investigating Agencies
CASE OWNER

Cook County Sheriff's Police Department
(708) 865-6244

Agency Case Number
78-803640
Jason Moran, Detective Sergeant
--
Cook County Medical Examiner's Office
(312) 997-4500

Agency Case Number
1455DEC78
Kristin Escobar Alvarenga, MD, --
--
 

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http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/956umil.html


956UMIL - Unidentified Male

NORWOOD PARK JOHN DOE (#5): WM, 23-30, body discovered in the residence of serial killer John Wayne Gacy - 29 December 1978 956UMIL
NORWOOD PARK JOHN DOE (#5): WM, 23-30, body discovered in the residence of serial killer John Wayne Gacy - 29 December 1978 956UMIL1
NORWOOD PARK JOHN DOE (#5): WM, 23-30, body discovered in the residence of serial killer John Wayne Gacy - 29 December 1978 956UMIL2


Reconstruction of the victim (Betty Pat Gatliff).

Date of Discovery: December 29, 1978
Location of Discovery: Norwood Park Township, Cook County, Illinois
Estimated Date of Death: 1972 to 1978 (most likely June 13, 1976 to August 6, 1976 due to being buried under victim #23, who has since been identified)
State of Remains: Not recognizable - Near complete or complete skeleton
Cause of Death: Homicide

Physical Description
Estimated Age: 23-30 years old
Race: White
Sex: Male
Height: 5'4", Estimated
Weight: Unknown
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Unknown
Distinguishing Marks/Features: Unknown

Identifiers

Dentals: Available. Two upper front teeth were missing. Wore a removable denture.
Fingerprints: Not Available.
DNA: Available.

Clothing & Personal Items
Clothing: Unknown
Jewelry: Unknown
Additional Personal Items: Unknown

Circumstances of Discovery
The victim's skeletal remains were located buried in the crawl space of John Wayne Gacy's home. He was under another victim who has since been identified.

Altogether, 29 victims' remains were located on Gacy's property. Four were found in the Des Plaines River, although Gacy confessed to dumping five bodies in the river. There are 33 known victims, but it is suspected that there may be more.

As of 2019, this victim and five others remain unidentified: 954UMIL, 955UMIL, 957UMIL, 958UMIL, and 962UMIL.

Serial killer Gacy was convicted of his crimes and executed in 1994.

Investigating Agency(s)
Agency Name: Cook County Medical Examiner's Office
Agency Contact Person: Jason Moran
Agency Phone Number: 312-666-0500
Agency E-Mail: N/A
Agency Case Number: 1455DEC78; LE: #26; 78-803640

NCIC Case Number: U205909331
NamUs Case Number: 11004

Information Source(s)
NamUs
Cook County Sheriff's Office
John Wayne Gacy
Cook County Medical Examiner's Office

Admin Notes
Added: 4/4/07; Last Updated: 2/4/19
 

Akoya

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https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20180723/new-images-of-two-unidentified-gacy-victims-released

New images of two unidentified Gacy victims released

New images of unidentified John Wayne Gacy victims John Doe #10, left, and John Doe #13 were released Monday by the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children and Cook County Sheriff's Office.
New images of unidentified John Wayne Gacy victims John Doe #10, left, and John Doe #13 were released Monday by the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children and Cook County Sheriff's Office.

7/23/2018 3:48 PM

New facial reconstruction images have been released of two unidentified victims of serial killer John Wayne Gacy.

The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children and Cook County Sheriff's Office released the images Monday, showing what the victims may have looked like.

They are among the six Gacy victims who remain unidentified. Both were found in December 1978 in the crawl space of Gacy's Norwood Park Township house. He ultimately was convicted of murdering 33 boys and young men between 1972 and 1978, and executed in 1994.

"Hopefully, based on that reconstruction or that approximation, we'll get some more leads," Sheriff's Detective Sgt. Jason Moran said in a video also released Monday detailing the office's efforts to identify the remaining victims.

One of the victims, labeled John Doe #10, was a white male 17-21 years old and 5'7" -- 5'11" tall, with unknown hair color and eye color. Authorities say he suffered an injury to his left clavicle before his death that had healed well over time. He also was treated by a dentist in life, as a few dental fillings were observed.

The other victim, labeled John Doe #13, was a white male 18-22 years old and 5'9" -- 6'2" tall, with dark brown wavy hair. One of his upper teeth was displaced behind another tooth -- something officials say would have been noticeable to others that knew him well.

Officials estimate both victims died sometime between 1972 and 1978, and say the young men could have been from anywhere, since Gacy found some of his victims hitchhiking and at bus stops.

Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart launched a renewed effort in 2011 to identify eight unknown victims by using DNA technology that wasn't available when Gacy was caught in 1978. That led to the identification later in 2011 of 19-year-old William George Bundy of Chicago, and last year, of 16-year-old James "Jimmie" Byron Haakenson of Minnesota.

"At the very minimum, what we owe them is to let them know that their lives mattered," Dart said in the video released Monday.

Anyone with information about the victims can contact the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children at (800) 843-5678 or the sheriff's office at (708) 865-6244.
 

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https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20181221/40-years-later-six-victims-of-john-wayne-gacy-are-still-unidentified


40 years later, six victims of John Wayne Gacy are still unidentified

Images of John Doe #10, left, and John Doe # 13, right, are facial reconstructions of two of John Wayne Gacy's unknown victims.
Images of John Doe #10, left, and John Doe # 13, right, are facial reconstructions of two of John Wayne Gacy's unknown victims.

12/21/2018 5:30 AM

Since his department's initial attempts seven years ago to identify the remaining unknown victims of convicted serial killer John Wayne Gacy, Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart says some have suggested those efforts waste money and resources.

Dart disagrees.

"I didn't realize there was a time limit when we stopped caring about the victims of homicide," he said.

Now, on the anniversary of Gacy's arrest on Dec. 21, 1978, for the murder of Maine West High School sophomore Robert Piest, Dart once again seeks the public's help.

The deaths of 33 young men eventually were tied to Gacy.

Four decades later, six still have not been identified.

Dart asks anyone with a blood relative who went missing between 1970 and 1978 and who fits the profile of a young, white male to provide a DNA sample in the hope of finally identifying the six victims.

In 1978, Gacy's Norwood Park Township home revealed horrible secrets. Authorities found 26 bodies in the crawl space and three others elsewhere on Gacy's property. Four were found in the Des Plaines River. A jury convicted Gacy of the murders in 1980. He was executed by lethal injection in 1994.

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On Dec. 21, 1978, authorities began converging on the Norwood Park Township home of John Wayne Gacy. They eventually tied him to the murders of 33 young men, most of them buried in the crawl space. - Daily Herald file photos

Technological advances over the last 40 years include DNA comparisons, which, if they turn up a match, "bring closure or some type of finality" for surviving family members who might have spent decades unsure of the fate of a missing young man, Dart said.

In 2011, those advances led to the identification of 19-year-old William George Bundy of Chicago as one of Gacy's victims. Last year, a DNA match identified 16-year-old James "Jimmie" Byron Haakenson of Minnesota.

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John Wayne Gacy

"I felt confident, if the stars aligned, maybe we'd identify one victim. Now we've identified two," Dart said.

An unexpected result of the department's efforts under the leadership of sheriff's detective Sgt. Jason Moran has been solving 11 unrelated cold cases in jurisdictions around the country, he said.

Dart cites the case of 21-year-old Daniel Raymond Noe from Washington, Illinois, near Peoria, who had been working in Washington state and was hitchhiking back to Northwestern University in Evanston. He never made it, Dart said.

His family thought he might have been passing through northern Cook County where Gacy hunted victims, so they submitted DNA. Authorities matched his DNA to an unidentified hiker whose remains were found in 2010 on a steep slope on Mount Olympus in Utah, Dart said. Authorities speculated the avid climber stopped to hike, suffered an injury, died and remained there until other hikers discovered his remains.

That revelation brought relief to his family, which Dart said is another reason he encourages people to supply DNA. For more information, call the Cook County sheriff's office at (708) 865-6244 or see cookcountysheriff.org/unidentified-victims-john-wayne-gacy/.

The bodies of the six unidentified young men offered a few clues: height range, sometimes hair color, previous injuries, condition of teeth. The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children and the sheriff's office this year released facial reconstruction images of two of the unidentified victims.

Even if it turns out your loved one wasn't a Gacy victim, Dart said, DNA might reveal the fate of a long-missing relative.

"We as a society should never stop caring about identifying victims and making sure families who have been victimized are made whole," he said.


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https://www.thegazette.com/subject/...-missing-illinois-midwest-murder-gay-20180725

Authorities release new clues on two Gacy victims

Most recent identification from 40-year-old case was made last year
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children along with the Cook County, Ill. Sheriff’s Office released new facial reconstructions for two of John Wayne Gacy’s unknown victims. (Source: NCMEC)
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children along with the Cook County, Ill. Sheriff’s Office released new facial reconstructions for two of John Wayne Gacy’s unknown victims. (Source: NCMEC)
Four decades ago, 29 bodies were exhumed from the yard and a crawl space of John Wayne Gacy’s home in Norwood Park, Ill. Six remain unidentified.

Investigators, still hoping to provide names to the victims of the Gacy serial killings, have released facial reconstructions of two victims, labeled as “John Doe 10” and “John Doe 13.” The reconstructions were developed by a forensic artist with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and released in cooperation with the Cook County, Ill., Sheriff’s Office.

John Doe 10 is a white male whose age is estimated at 17 to 21. His hair and eye color are unknown, but investigators say they think he was just under 6-foot tall. Because of the presence of new teeth fillings, investigators believe he had recently visited a dentist. He also had a previous and well-healed left clavicle injury.

John Doe 13 is also a white male, believed to have been between 18 and 22 at the time of his death. He could have been just below or just above six feet tall. He had dark brown, wavy hair, and one of his upper teeth was displaced behind another tooth.

Both of these young men are believed to have fallen victim to Gacy during his killing spree that spanned 1972 to 1978. During that time Gacy, a native of Waterloo, looked for potential victims at bus stations, concert halls and gay bars.

Because one of the previously unidentified Gacy victims was determined last year to be 16-year-old James “Jimmie” Haakenson, originally from St. Paul, Minn., investigators believe the new reconstructions could be of other Midwestern young men who traveled to the Chicago area. In addition to the two victims with facial reconstructions, four more victims remain unidentified.

As most readers will remember, Gacy was tried and convicted of 33 murders of teenage boys and young men in 1980. After serving 14 years on death row, he was executed by the state of Illinois in 1994, taking with him any additional information about those he tortured and killed.

The investigation into the unknown victims was reopened by Cook County Sheriff Thomas Dart in 2011, resulting in the identification of two Gacy victims. The effort also has solved four unrelated cold cases, helped find five missing people alive and two others who had died.

Recent events have proved that remains can be identified, and that there are families still needing to know what happened to their loved ones.

In the case of Jimmie Haakenson, for instance, his mother had come to police after Gacy was arrested. Technology at that time did not provide positive identification. The identification was made last year after law enforcement compared DNA from the remains to that of Haakenson’s siblings.

It isn’t too late.

Those who may have information about the young men in the reconstructed photos should contact the Sheriff’s Office at (708) 865-6244 or the NCMEC at (800) 843-5678.

• Comments: @LyndaIowa, (319) 368-8513, lynda.waddington@thegazette.com
 

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Wayne_Gacy


John Wayne Gacy

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John Wayne Gacy in May 1978
Born March 17, 1942
Chicago, Illinois, US
Died May 10, 1994 (aged 52)
Stateville Correctional Center, Crest Hill, Illinois, US
Cause of death Execution by lethal injection
Other names
The Killer Clown[1]
Pogo the Clown[2]
Height 5 ft 9 in (175 cm)[3]
Weight 230 lb (104 kg)[4]
Political party Democratic[5]
Spouse(s) Marlynn Myers
(m. 1964; div. 1969)
Carole Hoff
(m. 1972; div. 1976)
Children Michael and Christine Gacy
Parent(s) John Stanley Gacy
Marion Elaine Robinson

John Wayne Gacy (March 17, 1942 – May 10, 1994) was an American serial killer who raped, tortured and murdered at least 33 teenage boys and young men between 1972 and 1978 in Cook County, Illinois (a part of metropolitan Chicago).

All of Gacy's known murders were committed inside his Norwood Park ranch house. His victims were typically induced to his address by force or deception, and all except one of his victims were murdered by either asphyxiation or strangulation with a makeshift garrote, as his first victim was stabbed to death. Gacy buried 26 of his victims in the crawl space of his home. Three other victims were buried elsewhere on his property, while the bodies of his last four known victims were discarded in the Des Plaines River.

Convicted of 33 murders, Gacy was sentenced to death on March 13, 1980 for 12 of those murders. He spent 14 years on death row before he was executed by lethal injection at Stateville Correctional Center on May 10, 1994.

Gacy became known as the "Killer Clown" because of his charitable services at fund-raising events, parades, and children's parties where he would dress as "Pogo the Clown"[6] or "Patches the Clown", characters that he had created.

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Gacy with First Lady Rosalynn Carter on May 6, 1978, six years after the killings began and seven months before his final arrest. A pin indicating special Secret Service clearance is visible on his jacket.

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The crawl space at 8213 Summerdale. Twenty-six victims were found buried in this location. 41°58′34″N 87°49′57″W / 41.97619°N 87.832421°W

Unidentified victims
Six victims remain unidentified, five of whom had been buried beneath Gacy's crawl space, with one additional youth buried approximately 15 feet (4.6 m) from the barbecue pit in his backyard. Experts used the skulls of the unidentified victims to create facial reconstructions.[356] Based upon Gacy's confession, information relative to where the victims were buried in his crawl space relative to Gacy's identified victims, and forensic analysis, police were able to determine the most likely dates when his unidentified victims were killed.

c. January 1974. Body 28. Backyard. Male aged 14–18.[117][358]
June 13 – August 5, 1976. Body 26. Crawl space. Male aged 23–30.[143][359]
August 6 – October 5, 1976. Body 13. Crawl space. Male aged 18–22.[360][361]
August 6 – October 24, 1976. Body 21. Crawl space. Male aged 15–24.[362][363]
December 1976 – March 15, 1977. Body 5. Crawl space. Male aged 22–32.[162][364]
March 15 – July 5, 1977. Body 10. Crawl space. Male aged 17–21.[365][366]

In October 2011, Cook County Sheriff Thomas Dart announced that investigators, having obtained full DNA profiles from each of the unidentified victims, were to renew their efforts to identify all of them. At a press conference held to announce this intention, Sheriff Dart stated investigators are actively seeking DNA samples from individuals across the United States related to any male missing between 1970 and 1979.[367] Test results thus far conducted have confirmed the identification of two victims, ruled out the possibility of numerous other missing youths as being victims of Gacy,[368][369] and solved four unrelated cold cases dating between 1972 and 1979
 

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https://www.usatoday.com/story/news...-unidentified-victims-new-sketches/819914002/

John Wayne Gacy mystery: Authorities release new sketches of serial killer's victims

Aamer Madhani, USA TODAYPublished 2:16 p.m. ET July 23, 2018 | Updated 4:30 p.m. ET July 23, 2018

CHICAGO — New sketches of two unidentified victims of the serial killer John Wayne Gacy were released Monday as authorities hope to get closer to solving a nearly 40-year-old mystery.

Gacy tortured, sexually assaulted and murdered 33 men and boys, many who he lured to his home by impersonating a police officer or promising them construction work. Most of the victims were found hidden in his home or property in Norwood Park Township, near Chicago, after he was caught in 1978.

One of the most notorious serial killers in American history, Gacy often preyed on victims he found hitchhiking or at bus stops.

More: DNA test confirms teen missing since 1976 was John Wayne Gacy victim

More: Suspected serial killer in custody following car chase in Houston-area manhunt

More: Murder of April Tinsley: DNA evidence credited for arrest in 30-year-old cold case

Authorities for years have struggled to identify several of Gacy's victims, who were killed long before the advent of DNA testing. The bodies of six Gacy victims remain unidentified.

The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children released new facial reconstruction sketches Monday of two of them. One who investigators refer to as John Doe 10 is a young white man believed to be between 17 and 21 years old who authorities believe was killed between 1972 and 1978. He’s been 5’7” and 5’11”. Investigators said he had sustained injury to his left clavicle prior to his death that had healed well over time. He also had a few dental fillings.

The second sketch, of a victim referred to as John Doe 13, is of a white male, 18 to 22. He was approximately 5’9” to 6’2” and had dark brown wavy hair. One of his upper teeth was displaced behind another tooth that may have been noticeable to people who knew him well. Investigators estimated John Doe 13 also was killed between 1972 and 1978.

In 2011, Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart announced he was reopening the investigation into the deaths of eight unidentified victims of Gacy who were found stuffed in the crawl space of his home or elsewhere on his property.

The identity of one of the original eight unidentified victims, 19-year-old William George Bundy, was confirmed through DNA testing in late 2011, just months after Dart launched the Gacy inquiry, and last year investigators were able identify a second victim, James "Jimmie" Haakenson, 16, of St. Paul, Minn. Haakenson went missing in August through a DNA sample.

Authorities ask anyone with information about the unidentified victims to contact the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children at 1-800-843-5678 or the Cook County Sheriff’s Office at 1-708-865-6244.
 

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https://www.forensicmag.com/news/2018/07/facial-reconstructions-2-unidentified-john-wayne-gacy-victims-released


Gacy Victims Released

Among the many bodies pulled from the Chicago crawlspace and property of John Wayne Gacy in 1978 were six victims of the serial killer who, 40 years on, have yet to be identified.

As Cook County investigators work to give true names to the remaining “John Doe” victims, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children has lent its aid by producing and publishing forensic facial reconstructions of two of the victims, John Doe #10 and John Doe #13.

The new images of the two victims, both determined to be white males who were killed sometime between 1972 and 1978, were each created by a NCMEC forensic artist and based on the structure of the skeletal remains.

John Doe #10 was between the ages of 17 and 21 at the time of his death, and stood at a height between 5-foot-7 and 5-foot-11, according to NCMEC. Although his hair and eye color could not be determined, investigators know the male had injured his collarbone at some point in his life, and that the injury had healed well by the time of his death. They also determined he had been treated by a dentist in life and had a few dental fillings.

John Doe #13 was between 18 and 22 years old and stood at a height between 5-foot-9 and 6-foot-2, NCMEC says. He had wavy, dark brown hair and a unique dental trait: one of his upper teeth was displaced behind another one of his teeth. NCMEC notes this is a distinct detail that may have been noticed by those who knew the male in life.

Those who believe they may have information about the boys’ identities are encouraged by NCMEC to contact them at 1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678) or the Cook County Sheriff’s Office at 708-865-6244.

Of the 33 known victims of Gacy, eight remained unidentified when, in October of 2011, the Cook County Sheriff’s Department announced a new effort to identify them, according to the Associated Press. The next month, investigators identified 19-year-old William George Bundy as one of the victims, and in July 2017, 16-year-old James “Jimmie” Byron Haakenson was also identified, through a DNA comparison with two of his siblings.

DNA from all six remaining unidentified victims has been obtained and tested by Cook County investigators and is suitable to be compared to a living family member, according to the Cook County Sheriff’s Office.

In September 2015, investigators identified a 1979 homicide victim, who was not a victim of Gacy, as 16-year-old Andre “Andy” Drath, following a DNA sample submitted by Drath’s sister as part of the effort to identify Gacy’s victims. Although the sister’s DNA did not match any of the unidentified Gacy victims, the sample remained in CODIS where it was later compared to Drath’s DNA, uploaded to CODIS in 2014. The Gacy investigation has led to the solving of four unrelated cold cases and seven unrelated missing persons cases (five found alive), according to the Cook County Sheriff’s Office.

Gacy killed men and boys between 1972 and 1978, while he was working as a building contractor and performing as “Pogo the Clown” at children’s parties, according to the AP. He raped many of his victims before killing them by strangling and, in at least one case, stabbing. Police investigating the disappearance of 15-year-old Robert Piest executed a search warrant at Gacy’s house in December 1978 and discovered the bodies in Gacy’s crawlspace. Gacy was convicted of the murders of 33 victims and executed in May 1994.
 

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