John Wayne Gacy Case: Authorities Release 2 New Sketches Of Serial Killer's Unidentified Victims

Steve Miller
July 23, 2018 - 2:03 pm

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CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- He was one of the most notorious serial killers in U.S. history: John Wayne Gacy.  And now there's a new attempt to identify two of his unidentified victims.

John Wayne Gacy was executed 24 years ago for the rape and murder of 33 men and boys during the 1970s, hiding most of their bodies on his property in Norwood Park.

Six are still not identified.

Now the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, working with the Cook County Sheriff's office, has released sketches of two of those victims based on facial reconstruction.

The images are part of the ongoing effort to identify Gacy’s remaining unknown victims. They were created by a forensic artist, showing what the victims may have looked like.

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One of them is known only as John Doe Number 10: A white male, 17 to 21 years old, height, 5' 7" to 5' 11". Authorities said he suffered an injury to his left clavicle before his death that had healed well over time. He also had a few dental fillings.

The other, John Doe Number 13: A white male, 18 to 22 years old.  5' 9" to 6' 2".  He had dark brown wavy hair, and one of his upper teeth was displaced behind another tooth.

Both were found in December 1978 in Gacy's house. Officials estimate both victims died sometime between 1972 and 1978, and said the young men could have been from anywhere, since Gacy found some his victims hitchhiking and at bus stops.

The sketches of the two Gacy victims have now been made public by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, working with the Cook County Sheriff's office.

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