Thursday, January 31, 2013
Convicted killer John Wayne Gacy’s lifestyle, criminal activity, methods and more — and law enforcement’s efforts to identify victims — were summarized by Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart on Jan. 29.
Cook County Sheriff Thomas Dart gave a presentation on the John Wayne Gacy case and his office’s recent efforts to identify previously-unknown victims at the City Club of Chicago on Tuesday. Sheriff Dart shared many details about Gacy’s life, how he preyed on his victims, how he committed the killings and what he did with the remains. Gacy craved attention, Dart said, threw big neighborhood parties, and volunteered to dress up as a clown at parties. One method Gacy used to lure victims into his car, Dart said, was to wear a black leather jacket, show a badge, tell them he was an undercover agent and needed to speak with them. Dart explained how modern technology expands law enforcement’s ability to solve cold cases. Dart said dental …
Monday, October 29, 2012
DNA tests were conducted on the remains of a boy found at John Wayne Gacy’s residence in 1978, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.
A DNA analysis of one of serial killer John Wayne Gacy’s victims showed the remains were misidentified, according to the boy’s family, the Chicago Sun-Times reported. Sherry Marino, mother of Michael Marino, who went missing in 1976, has long-suspected her son was not one of Gacy’s victims. Dental records were used to identify the remains at the time. Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart began a renewed effort to determine the identification of eight of Gacy’s victims in 2011. One of the eight was identified as William George Bundy using DNA testing in November 2011. Another presumed Gacy victim, Harold Wayne Lovell, was found alive in Tampa, FL in October 2011. The remains of another person thought to be a Gacy victim, Daniel Raymond Noe, were …
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Though Daniel Raymond Noe fit the profile of other Gacy victims, he was not one, according to the Cook County Sheriff’s Office.
Another missing person’s case has been solved as a result of efforts by law enforcement related to the John Wayne Gacy case, Cook County police announced on Thursday. The remains of an Illinois man once believed to be a possible victim of Gacy were discovered by hikers on a mountainside in Utah, solving a missing person case more than 30 years after the man disappeared. No signs of foul play were found, police stated. Daniel Raymond Noe, a surveyor and factory worker from Peoria, was 21 years old in 1977 when he moved to Bellingham, Washington for work, according to police. Noe called his father on Sept. 30, 1978, and told him he wanted to complete his college degree at Northwestern University in Evanston, and planned to hitchhike back to …
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
He is the second man whose family suspected he was a victim found this year.
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Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart announces identity of victim No. 19.
One of eight unknown Gacy victims has been identified by police, Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart announced Tuesday. The identification of William George Bundy, who disappeared in October 1976, was made after a renewed effort to identify the unknown victims began earlier this year. The Gacy case began in Des Plaines. Advancements in DNA technology made the identification of Bundy, formerly known as victim No. 19, possible, according to a press release published by the sheriff’s office. “Closure is great but my only wish in this particular case would have been that we could have provided some sort of closure for William’s mother and father before they passed away,” Dart said in the release. “I do hope and pray that Laura and Robert might find …