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He informed them Gacy had sold Szyc's vehicle to him, explaining that he had bought the car from Szyc because he needed money to move to California.
A further examination of Gacy's Oldsmobile was conducted on this date. In the course of examining the trunk of the car, investigators discovered a small cluster of fibers which may have been human hair.
That evening, officers conducted a test using three trained German shepherd search dogs to determine whether Piest had been present in any of Gacy's vehicles.
One dog approached Gacy's Oldsmobile and lay on the passenger seat in what the dog's handler informed investigators was a "death reaction", indicating Piest's body had been present in the vehicle.
That evening, Gacy invited detectives Albrecht and Hachmeister to a restaurant for a meal. In the early hours of December 18, he invited them into another restaurant where, over breakfast, he talked of his business, his marriages and his activities as a registered clown.
At one point during the conversation, Gacy remarked: "You know By December 18, Gacy was beginning to show signs of strain from the constant surveillance: he was unshaven, looked tired, appeared anxious and was drinking heavily.
Byers admitted, when contacted in person the following day, that she had worn the jacket on December 11 to shield herself from the cold. She had placed the receipt in the parka pocket just before she gave the coat to Piest as he left the store, claiming a contractor wanted to speak with him.
The same evening, Rossi was interviewed a second time. This time he was more cooperative. He informed detectives that in the summer of , at Gacy's behest, he had spread ten bags of lime in the crawl space of Gacy's house.
On December 19, investigators began compiling evidence for a second search warrant for Gacy's house. The same day, Gacy's lawyers filed the civil suit against the Des Plaines police.
The hearing for the suit was scheduled for December That afternoon, Gacy invited the surveillance detectives inside his house again.
As officer Robinson distracted Gacy with conversation, officer Schultz walked into Gacy's bedroom in an unsuccessful attempt to write down the serial number of the Motorola TV set they suspected belonged to John Szyc.
While flushing Gacy's toilet, the officer noticed a smell he suspected could be that of rotting corpses emanating from a heating duct. The officers who had searched Gacy's house previously had failed to notice this; the house had been cold.
Investigators interviewed both Cram and Rossi on December Rossi had agreed to be interviewed in relation to his possible links with John Szyc as well as the disappearance of Robert Piest.
When questioned by Kozenczak as to where he believed Gacy had concealed Piest's body, Rossi replied Gacy may have placed the body in the crawl space, adding that he thought Szyc's car was stolen.
He denied any involvement in Piest's disappearance, also denying any knowledge of his whereabouts. He soon refused to continue the questioning, and Rossi's "erratic and inconsistent" responses to questions while attached to the polygraph machine rendered Kozenczak "unable to render a definite opinion" as to the truthfulness of his answers.
Cram informed investigators of Gacy's attempts to rape him in He stated that after he and Gacy had returned to his home after the December 13 search of his property, Gacy had turned pale after seeing a clot of mud on his carpet which he suspected had come from his crawl space.
Cram said Gacy had grabbed a flashlight and immediately entered the crawl space to look for evidence of digging.
When asked whether he had been to the crawl space, Cram replied he had once been asked by Gacy to spread lime down there and had also dug trenches, which Gacy had explained were for drainage pipes.
Cram stated these trenches were 2 feet 0. On the evening of December 20, Gacy drove to his lawyers' office in Park Ridge to attend a scheduled meeting, ostensibly to discuss the progress of his civil suit.
On his arrival Gacy appeared disheveled and immediately asked for an alcoholic drink, whereupon Sam Amirante fetched a bottle of whiskey from his car.
On his return, Amirante asked Gacy what he had to discuss with them. Gacy picked up a copy of the Daily Herald from Amirante's desk, pointed to a front-page article covering the disappearance of Robert Piest and said, "This boy is dead.
He's in a river. Gacy then proceeded to give a rambling confession that ran into the early hours of the following morning.
He began by informing Amirante and Stevens he had "been the judge Gacy dismissed his victims as " male prostitutes ", "hustlers" and "liars" to whom he gave "the rope trick", adding he sometimes awoke to find "dead, strangled kids" on his floor, with their hands cuffed behind their back.
As a result of the alcohol he had consumed, Gacy fell asleep midway through his confession. Amirante immediately arranged a psychiatric appointment for Gacy at a.
On awakening several hours later, Gacy shook his head when informed by Amirante he had confessed to killing approximately 30 people, saying, "Well, I can't think about this right now.
I've got things to do. Gacy later recollected his memories of his final day of freedom as being "hazy", adding he knew his arrest was inevitable and that he intended to visit his friends and say his final farewells.
After leaving his lawyers' office, Gacy drove to a gas station where, in the course of filling his rental car, he handed a small bag of cannabis to the attendant, who immediately handed the bag to the surveillance officers, adding that Gacy had told him, "The end is coming for me.
These guys are going to kill me. Gacy hugged Rhode before bursting into tears and saying, "I've been a bad boy. I killed thirty people, give or take a few.
As he drove along the expressway, the surveillance officers noted he was holding a rosary to his chin, praying while he drove.
As Gacy spoke with him, Cram informed the surveillance officers that Gacy had told him and Rossi that he had confessed to over 30 murders with his lawyers the previous evening.
Gacy then had Cram drive him to Maryhill Cemetery, where his father was buried. As Gacy drove to various locations that morning, police outlined the formal draft of their second search warrant, specifically to search for the body of Robert Piest in the crawl space.
On hearing from the surveillance detectives that, in light of his erratic behavior, Gacy may be about to commit suicide, police decided to arrest him on a charge of possession and distribution of cannabis in order to hold him in custody, as the formal request for a second search warrant was presented.
Peters granted the request for a second search warrant. Armed with the signed search warrant, police and evidence technicians drove to Gacy's home.
On their arrival, officers found Gacy had unplugged his sump pump , flooding the crawl space with water; to clear it, they simply replaced the plug and waited for the water to drain.
After it had done so, evidence technician Daniel Genty entered the byfoot 8. Genty immediately shouted to the investigators that they could charge Gacy with murder, adding, "I think this place is full of kids".
A police photographer then dug in the northeast corner of the crawl space, uncovering a patella. The two then began digging in the southeast corner, uncovering two lower leg bones.
The victims were too decomposed to be Piest. As the body discovered in the northeast corner was later unearthed, a crime scene technician discovered the skull of a second victim alongside this body.
Later excavations of the feet of this second victim revealed a further skull beneath the body. After being informed that the police had found human remains in his crawl space and that he would now face murder charges, Gacy told officers he wanted to "clear the air", adding he had known his arrest was inevitable since the previous evening, which he had spent on the couch in his lawyers' office.
In the early morning hours of December 22, and in the presence of his lawyers, Gacy provided a formal statement in which he confessed to murdering approximately 30 young males—all of whom he claimed had entered his house willingly.
When shown a driver's license issued to a Robert Hasten which had been found on his property, Gacy claimed not to know him but admitted this license had been in the possession of one of his victims.
When questioned specifically about Piest, Gacy confessed to luring him to his house and strangling him on the evening of December He also admitted to having slept alongside Piest's body that evening, before disposing of the corpse in the Des Plaines River in the early hours of December His vehicle had slid off an ice-covered road and had to be towed from its location.
Accompanied by police and his lawyers, Gacy was driven subsequently to the spot on the I bridge where he had confessed to having thrown Piest's, Landingin's and three other victims' bodies into the Des Plaines River that summer.
To assist officers in their search for the victims buried beneath his house, during his confession, Gacy drew a rough diagram of his basement on a phone message sheet to indicate where their bodies were buried.
Cook County medical examiner Robert Stein supervised the exhumations. The crawl space was marked in sections and each body was given an identifying number.
The first body recovered from the crawl space was assigned a marker denoting the victim as Body 1. Gacy had buried this victim in the northeast section of the crawl space directly beneath the room he used as his office.
The body of John Butkovich was labelled as Body 2. The search for victims was postponed temporarily over Christmas. Four more bodies were unearthed on December A cloth gag was found in the mouth, leading investigators to conclude this victim most likely died of asphyxiation.
On December 27, eight more bodies were discovered. Both 14 and 15 were found with their head and upper torsos inside separate plastic bags.
Body 16 was found close to Body This victim was found with a cloth rag lodged deep in his throat, causing him to die of suffocation.
The seventeenth victim was found with a ligature around his neck. The following day, four more bodies were exhumed.
By December 29, six more bodies were unearthed. Bodies 22, 23, 24, and 26 were buried in a common grave located beneath Gacy's kitchen and laundry room,  with Body 25 located beneath Gacy's bathroom.
Two socks were recovered from the pelvic region. The bones of victims 23 and 24 were commingled together, and a section of cloth was found inside the mouth of Bodies 24 and The final victim recovered from the crawl space was also found beneath the bathroom, buried ten inches below the surface of the soil.
This victim was found to have a section of cloth lodged deep in his throat. Operations were suspended due to the Chicago Blizzard of , but resumed in March despite Gacy's insistence that all the buried victims had been found.
All the victims discovered at W. Summerdale were in an advanced state of decomposition. Dental records and X-ray charts helped Stein identify the remains.
These identifications were also supported with personal artifacts found in Gacy's home. The head and upper torso of several bodies unearthed beneath Gacy's property had been placed into plastic bags.
In some cases, bodies were found with foreign objects such as prescription bottles lodged into their pelvic region, the position of which indicated the items had been thrust into the victims' anus.
Stein concluded 12 victims recovered from Gacy's property died not of strangulation, but of asphyxiation.
The victim found 6 miles 9. An autopsy was unable to rule out strangulation as the cause of death. Following Gacy's arrest, investigators discovered he was a further victim.
Frank Landingin's cause of death was certified at autopsy as suffocation through his own underwear being lodged down his throat, plugging his airway and effectively causing him to drown in his own vomit.
He was assigned victim number On December 28, one further body linked to Gacy was found 1 mile 1. This victim was identified as James Mazzara, whom Gacy confessed to having murdered shortly after Thanksgiving.
On April 9, , a decomposed body was discovered entangled in exposed roots on the edge of the Des Plaines River in Grundy County.
The body was identified using dental records as being that of Robert Piest. A subsequent autopsy revealed that three wads of "paper-like material" had been shoved down his throat while he was still alive, causing him to suffocate.
Gacy was brought to trial on February 6, , charged with 33 murders. At the request of his defense counsel, Gacy spent over three hundred hours with doctors at the Menard Correctional Center in Chester in the year before his trial.
He underwent a variety of psychological tests before a panel of psychiatrists to determine whether he was mentally competent to stand trial.
When Gacy had confessed to police, he claimed to be relaying the crimes of Jack, who detested homosexuality and who viewed male prostitutes as "weak, stupid and degraded scum".
Presenting Gacy as a Jekyll and Hyde character, the defense produced several psychiatric experts who had examined Gacy. The prosecutors presented the case that Gacy was sane and in full control of his actions.
Those doctors refuted the defense doctors' claims of multiple personalities and insanity. Cram and Rossi testified that Gacy had made them dig drainage trenches and spread bags of lime in his crawl space.
On February 18 Robert Stein testified that all the bodies recovered from Gacy's property were "markedly decomposed [and] putrefied, skeletalized remains", and that of all the autopsies he performed, thirteen victims had died of asphyxiation, six of ligature strangulation, one of multiple stab wounds to the chest and ten in undetermined ways.
Jeffrey Rignall testified on behalf of the defense on February Asked whether Gacy appreciated the criminality of his actions, Rignall said he believed that Gacy was unable to conform his actions to the law's expectations because of the "beastly and animalistic ways he attacked me".
On February 29, Donald Voorhees, whom Gacy sexually assaulted in , testified to his ordeal at Gacy's hands and his subsequent attempts to dissuade him from testifying by paying another youth to spray Mace in his face and beat him.
Voorhees felt unable to testify but did briefly attempt to do so before being asked to step down. Robert Donnelly testified the week after Voorhees, recounting his ordeal at Gacy's hands in December Donnelly was visibly distressed as he recalled the abuse he endured and came close to breaking down several times.
As Donnelly testified, Gacy repeatedly laughed at him, but Donnelly finished his testimony. During the fifth week of the trial, Gacy wrote a personal letter to Judge Garippo requesting a mistrial for a number of reasons, including that he did not approve of his lawyers' insanity plea; that his lawyers had not allowed him to take the witness stand as he had wanted to do ; that his defense had not called enough medical witnesses, and that the police were lying with regard to verbal statements he had purportedly made to detectives after his arrest and that, in any event, the statements were "self-serving" for use by the prosecution.
On March 11, final arguments by both prosecution and defense attorneys began; they concluded the following day. Prosecuting attorney Terry Sullivan spoke first, outlining Gacy's history of abusing youths, the testimony of his efforts to avoid detection and describing his surviving victims—Voorhees and Donnelly—as "living dead".
Referring to Gacy as the "worst of all murderers", Sullivan stated, "John Gacy has accounted for more human devastation than many earthly catastrophes, but one must tremble.
I tremble when thinking about just how close he came to getting away with it all. After the state's four-hour closing, counsel Sam Amirante spoke for the defense.
Amirante argued against the testimony delivered by the doctors who had testified for the prosecution, repeatedly citing the testimony of the four psychiatrists and psychologists who had testified on behalf of the defense.
The defense lawyer attempted to portray Gacy as a "man driven by compulsions he was unable to control", contending the State had not met their burden of proving Gacy sane beyond a reasonable doubt.
In support of these arguments, the defense referred to the testimony of the doctors who had appeared for the defense, in addition to defense witnesses such as Jeffrey Rignall and a former business associate of Gacy's—both of whom had testified to their belief that Gacy had been unable to control his actions.
Amirante then urged the jury to put aside any prejudice they held against his client and asked they deliver a verdict of not guilty by reason of insanity, adding that Gacy was a danger to both himself and to others, and that studying his psychology and behavior would be of benefit to science.
On the morning of March 12, William Kunkle continued to argue for the prosecution. Kunkle also referred to the testimony of one of the doctors who had examined Gacy in and had concluded he was an antisocial personality, capable of committing crimes without remorse and unlikely to benefit from social or psychiatric treatment, stating that had the recommendations of this doctor been heeded, Gacy would have not been freed.
At the close of his argument, Kunkle removed photos of Gacy's 22 identified victims from a display board and asked the jury not to show sympathy but to "show justice".
Kunkle then asked the jury to "show the same sympathy this man showed when he took these lives and put them there!
After Kunkle had finished his testimony, the jury retired to consider their verdict. The jury deliberated for less than two hours and found Gacy guilty of 33 charges of murder; he was also found guilty of sexual assault and taking indecent liberties with a child; both convictions in reference to Robert Piest.
In the sentencing phase of the trial, the jury deliberated for more than two hours before sentencing Gacy to death for each murder committed after the Illinois statute on capital punishment came into effect in June On being sentenced, Gacy was transferred to the Menard Correctional Center, where he remained incarcerated on death row for 14 years.
On February 15, , Henry Brisbon, a fellow death row inmate known as the I killer, stabbed Gacy in the upper arm with a sharpened wire as Gacy was participating in a voluntary work program.
A second death row inmate injured in the attack, William Jones, received a superficial stab wound to the head. Both received treatment in the prison hospital for their wounds.
After his incarceration, Gacy read numerous law books and filed voluminous motions and appeals, although he did not prevail in any of them.
His appeals related to issues such as the validity of the first search warrant granted to the Des Plaines police on December 13, , and his objection to his lawyers' insanity plea defense at his trial.
Gacy also contended that, although he had "some knowledge" of five of the murders those of McCoy, Butkovich, Godzik, Szyc and Piest , the other 28 murders had been committed by employees who had keys to his house while he was away on business trips.
In mid, the Supreme Court of Illinois upheld Gacy's conviction and ordered his execution by lethal injection on November The following year, Gacy filed a further post-conviction petition, seeking a new trial.
His then-defense lawyer, Richard Kling , argued that Gacy had been provided with ineffective legal counsel at his trial. This post-conviction petition was dismissed on September 11, Gacy appealed the decision that he be executed.
The Illinois Supreme Court upheld his conviction on September 29, , setting a new execution date of January 11, After the U.
That afternoon, he was allowed a private picnic on the prison grounds with his family. For his last meal , Gacy ordered a bucket of KFC, a dozen fried shrimp , french fries, fresh strawberries, and a Diet Coke.
Before the execution began, the chemicals used to effect the execution solidified unexpectedly, clogging the IV tube used to administer the chemicals into Gacy's arm, complicating the procedure.
Blinds covering the window through which witnesses observed the execution were drawn. The execution team replaced the clogged tube.
After ten minutes, the blinds were reopened, and the execution resumed. The entire procedure took 18 minutes.
This error apparently led to Illinois' adopting an alternative method of lethal injection. On this subject, one prosecutor at Gacy's trial, William Kunkle, said, "He got a much easier death than any of his victims.
According to published reports, Gacy was a diagnosed psychopath who did not express any remorse for his crimes. In the hours leading up to Gacy's execution, a crowd estimated at over 1, gathered outside the correctional center; a vocal majority were in favor of the execution, although a number of anti-death penalty protesters were also present.
After Gacy's death was confirmed at a. It is in the possession of Helen Morrison , a witness for the defense at Gacy's trial, who has interviewed Gacy and other serial killers in an attempt to isolate common personality traits of violent sociopaths.
Only 27 of Gacy's victims were conclusively identified. Six victims have never been identified. Dental records confirmed their identities on December 29, The thirty-third victim linked to Gacy, James Mazzara, was identified the following day.
Four further victims were identified on January 6. The first victim exhumed from the crawl space was identified as Jon Prestidge, and the victim labelled Body 16 as Russell Nelson.
A fishing license issued to Bonnin had been found previously in Gacy's home. Two days later, Body 8 was identified as Matthew Bowman.
Two months later, on March 17, the twenty-second victim recovered from Gacy's property was identified using dental records as William Carroll.
Winch was identified via X-ray records of a distinctive healed bone fracture. A distinctive brown "tiger's eye" metal buckle with black striping belonging to Winch was also found alongside his body.
Using dental records, the sixth victim exhumed from Gacy's property was identified on November 14, , as Samuel Stapleton. In March , Bodies 14 and 15 were identified using dental records and radiology images as those of Michael Marino and Kenneth Parker.
Their identities were confirmed too late to include among the victims identified before Gacy's trial. In October , 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 them.
At a press conference held to announce this, Sheriff Dart stated investigators are actively seeking DNA samples from individuals across the United States related to any male missing between and Results of tests conducted thus far have confirmed the identification of two victims, ruled out the possibility of numerous other missing youths as being victims of Gacy,   and solved four unrelated cold cases dating between and Six victims remain unidentified, five of whom had been buried beneath Gacy's crawl space, and one buried approximately 15 feet 4.
Based on Gacy's confession, the location of the victims buried in the crawl space, and forensic analysis, police determined the most likely dates for when his unidentified victims were killed.
He was buried near Gacy's barbecue pit, possibly in This man had two missing upper front teeth at the time of his disappearance, leading investigators to believe he likely wore a denture.
He was almost certainly murdered between June 13 and August 5, Body 13 was a man likely to have been murdered between August and October He had long, dark brown, wavy hair and was between 17 and 22 years old.
This victim is known to have suffered from an abscessed tooth , and may have injured his left third rib months or years before his disappearance.
Summerdale, Gacy had him dig a trench in the southwest corner of the crawl space where this victim was recovered.
He had light brown hair. It is theorized Cram may not have lived with Gacy at the time of this victim's death, so a possible date for this murder is between August 6 and 20, , although investigators have not discounted the possibility he may have been murdered later in He had suffered a fractured left collarbone months or years before his disappearance.
Statements made by Gacy following his arrest also suggest this unidentified victim may have been murdered as early as At the time of Gacy's arrest, he had claimed to both Des Plaines and Chicago investigators that the total number of murder victims could be as high as Investigators excavated the grounds of his property until they had exposed the substratum of clay beneath the foundations, finding 29 bodies.
He confessed to having disposed of five bodies in this manner; however, only four bodies recovered from the Des Plaines River were linked to him.
Disputed DNA and dental tests conducted between and indicate that neither body found in the common grave in Gacy's crawl space and identified as those of Kenneth Parker and Michael Marino in was actually Marino.
In addition, the dental X-ray conducted on the victim identified as Michael Marino had revealed they had all of their second molars ; a dental X-ray conducted on Marino in March revealed one molar had not erupted.
He had been missing since May Moreover, Rossi had stated that Hattula was known to have conflicts with Gacy, and when he had "failed to show up at work", Gacy had informed him and several other employees that he had drowned.
However, Des Plaines authorities had contacted Freeport during their investigation into Gacy, and were told Hattula had fallen to his death from a bridge.
Hattula's death has been officially ruled as asphyxia by drowning. Retired Chicago police officer Bill Dorsch stated he had reason to believe there may be more victims buried in the grounds of the apartment building located at the block of West Miami Avenue in Chicago—a property where Gacy is known to have been the caretaker for several years before his arrest.
When Dorsch confronted him, Gacy said he was doing work that he was too busy to do during the day. Dorsch also said that several other residents of West Miami Avenue stated they had seen Gacy digging trenches in the grounds of the property in the early to mids;  one of these residents also said that Gacy later placed plants in the elongated trenches he had dug.
At the time these actions were observed, Gacy was still married to Carole Hoff. In March , Cook County Sheriff's officials submitted a request to excavate the grounds of this property.
The Cook County State's Attorney denied the request, citing a lack of probable cause as the reason, including the results of a search of the property.
Of the 12 remaining anomalies, four were described as being "staggeringly suggestive" of human skeletons. This request was granted in January , and a search of the property was conducted in the spring.
Both FBI sniffer dogs and ground-penetrating radar equipment were used in the second search of West Miami Avenue; however, the search yielded no human remains.
One of the first things Gacy told investigators after his arrest was that he had not acted alone in several of the murders: he asked whether "my associates" had been arrested.
When questioned whether these associates had participated directly or indirectly in the killings, Gacy replied, "Directly".
He later claimed Cram and Rossi were involved in several of the murders. Ressler believed there were unexplained avenues to the case and that Gacy had killed more than 33 victims in multiple states.
Gacy neither confirmed nor denied Ressler's suspicions. Jeffrey Rignall, who had been assaulted and tortured by Gacy in March , was adamant that at one point during his abuse and torture, a young man with brown hair had knelt before him and watched his abuse.
On one occasion, three days before his arrest, during their surveillance of Gacy, two officers followed him to a bar where he met two employees—Michael Rossi and Ed Hefner.
An anxious Gacy was observed walking with the two out of earshot of the surveillance officers to talk privately before returning closer to the officers.
Gacy said to both young men: "You'd better not let me down, you fuckers. You owe it to me. Buried like the other five? In interviews from death row, Gacy said that at the time of his arrest, three PDM employees were also considered suspects in the murders—all of whom he said were in possession of keys to his house.
At the time, Norman operated a nationwide sex trafficking ring based in Chicago known as the Delta Project. Gacy claimed that he was not in Chicago when 16 of the identified victims had disappeared.
In , two Chicago lawyers said travel records show that Gacy had been in another state at the time of three of the murders, implying he was assisted by one or more accomplices.
Investigators note that Robert Young, the traveling companion with whom victim Russell Nelson was visiting Chicago at the time of his October disappearance, gave differing accounts of his disappearance to Nelson's family and investigators.
Young told Nelson's family he failed to arrive at a bar at a prearranged time, but had told investigators he had last seen Nelson standing in a crowd that had gathered outside a Chicago bar, and when his attention was diverted for a few moments, Nelson had simply disappeared.
Investigators contend this could not have happened without Young noticing. Young is known to have filed a missing person's report with Chicago police, before unsuccessfully requesting money from Nelson's parents to finance a search for their son.
In a third case, travel records indicate Gacy was at a scheduled job site in Michigan at a. Two witnesses have stated that this roommate had suggested to Mowery that he meet "a man who is going out of town" two days before Mowery disappeared.
In , Sam Amirante, one of Gacy's two defense attorneys at his trial, authored procedures that were incorporated by the Illinois General Assembly into the Missing Child Recovery Act of Amirante has since said the primary inspiration for this legislation was that at the time of the Gacy murders, Illinois police had to wait 72 hours before initiating a search for a missing child or adolescent.
Other states across America subsequently adopted similar procedures. As a result, a national network aimed at locating missing children was gradually formed.
Isolated in his prison cell, Gacy began to paint. The subjects he chose were varied, from birds to skulls, even other murderers.
Many were of clowns, including himself as Pogo or Patches. His "Hi Ho" series includes scenes from the Seven Dwarfs. Although Gacy was permitted to earn money from the sale of his paintings until , he claimed his artwork was intended "to bring joy into people's lives".
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. For other uses, see Gacy disambiguation. American serial killer and clown. Chicago , Illinois , U.
Marlynn Myers. Carole Hoff. He can produce an 'alibi' for everything. He presents himself as a victim of circumstances and blames other people who are out to get him Crawl space.
John Butkovich 18 July 31, , Body 2. Darrell Julius Samson 18 April 6, , Body Dining room. Randall Wayne Reffett 15 May 14, , Body 7.
Samuel G. Dodd Stapleton 14 May 14, , Body 6. Michael Bonnin 17 June 3, , Body William Huey Carroll, Jr. James Byron Haakenson 16 August 5, , Body Rick Louis Johnston 17 August 6, , Body She runs to the crawl space entrance where Gacy bursts out, saying that he had been laying down lime.
Gacy hosts his 4th of July fancy dress party during which he offers Tom Kovacs a job and a speech is made honoring Gacy as an asset to the community.
He hires an exterminator to take care of the maggots and cockroaches gathering in the crawl space. Questioned by two police officers about Steve's disappearance, he says Steve told him he was going to Costa Rica or Puerto Rico.
One day, Gacy hits one of his employees over the head with a hammer. After cleaning him up, he pays him for his silence and lets him go. Kara discovers a pair of handcuffs and some homosexual magazines in the garage.
Gacy blames some employees, saying "you know how I feel about homos". A few days later, Kara takes the two girls and leaves Gacy alone with his mother.
Tom is having problems at home so Gacy suggests he rent Gacy's spare room. Another late evening, Gacy picks up a male prostitute and stuffs a chloroformed rag into his face.
The prostitute awakens suspended by chains in Gacy's garage. The next morning, Gacy leaves the prostitute in the park where he stumbles away.
Gacy lays concrete in the crawl space to try and cover the stench. He meets with Jim Burle and agrees to buy his car.
Inviting Burle in for a drink, he instead drowns him in the bath tub. Gacy is running out of room in the crawl space. As Gacy and Tom are watching a video reel of how Gacy started his business, the video cuts to pornography.
Tom freaks out and spends the night awake and terrified. Tom decides to leave, but Gacy tricks him into being handcuffed and starts strangling him.
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Edit Cast Complete series cast summary: Brian Dennehy John Wayne Gacy 2 episodes, Michael Riley Joe Kozenczak 2 episodes, Margot Kidder Rachel Grayson 2 episodes, Meg Foster Attorney Carlson 2 episodes, Martin Julien Koslo 2 episodes, Scott Hylands Paxton 2 episodes, David Eisner Williams 2 episodes, John Boylan Atkins 2 episodes, Tony De Santis DeMarco 2 episodes, Mark Humphrey King 2 episodes, Gary Reineke Petrie 2 episodes, Tim Progosh Morris 2 episodes, Danny Pawlick Santori 2 episodes, Bruce Ramsay
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Edit Cast Complete series cast summary: Brian Dennehy John Wayne Gacy 2 episodes, Michael Riley Joe Kozenczak 2 episodes, Margot Kidder Rachel Grayson 2 episodes, Meg Foster Attorney Carlson 2 episodes, Martin Julien Koslo 2 episodes, Scott Hylands Paxton 2 episodes, David Eisner Williams 2 episodes, John Boylan Atkins 2 episodes, Tony De Santis DeMarco 2 episodes, Mark Humphrey King 2 episodes, Gary Reineke Petrie 2 episodes, Tim Progosh Morris 2 episodes, Danny Pawlick Santori 2 episodes, Bruce Ramsay Bragg 2 episodes, Brenda Bazinet Edit Storyline "To Catch a Killer" tells the true gruesome story of John Wayne Gacy - a good friend and helpful neighbour, a great child entertainer, a respectful businessman, and a violent serial killer who raped and murdered over 30 young boys.
Edit Did You Know? Trivia In preparing for the role of Lt. Kozenczak, Michael Riley interviewed the real Joe Kozenczak at length to learn about the case and the man.
Goofs Although the film takes place in the late s, Many of the fashions, hairstyles, and cars are from the late 80s early 90s. Paxton : [ gestures to DeMarco and King ] I'm their boss.
I bring you regards, from John Miklovich John Wayne Gacy : I don't remember anybody with a name like that, do you? What are you drinking, John?
John Wayne Gacy : [ snatches pad and pencil from waiter ] Who the hell do you think you're talking to?
He later realized he was attracted to men, and experienced great turmoil over his sexuality. Gacy worked as a fast-food chain manager during the s and became a self-made building contractor and Democratic precinct captain in the Chicago suburbs in the s.
Well-liked in his community, Gacy organized cultural gatherings and was active in political organizations and the Jaycees civic group.
He was married and divorced twice and had two biological children in addition to two stepdaughters. Gacy was a member of a Chicago-area "Jolly Joker" clown club and frequently performed in clown attire and makeup at children's parties, charity fundraisers and other events as his alter egos "Pogo the Clown" or "Patches the Clown.
In , Gacy was convicted of sexually assaulting two teen boys and given a year prison sentence. He was released on parole in the summer of , but was arrested again the following year after another teen accused Gacy of sexual assault.
The charges were dropped when the boy didn't appear during the trial. By the middle of the s, two more young males accused Gacy of rape, and he would be questioned by police about the disappearances of others.
On December 11, , year-old Robert Piest went missing. It was reported to police that the boy was last seen by his mother at a drugstore where he worked before he headed out to meet Gacy to discuss a potential construction job.
Ten days later, a police search of Gacy's house in Norwood Park, Illinois, uncovered evidence of his involvement in numerous crimes, including murder.
It was later discovered that Gacy had committed his first known killing in , taking the life of year-old Timothy McCoy after luring the youth to his home.
After a lengthy period of police surveillance and investigation — and the discovery of several trenches filled with human remains in the crawl space beneath his house — Gacy eventually confessed to killing about 30 people.
Over the years, there have been lingering concerns that Gacy may have been responsible for the deaths of other people whose bodies have yet to be found.
In , Haakenson left his home in St. Paul, Minnesota, and traveled to Chicago to begin life in the city. On August 5, he called his mother to let her know he had arrived; however police believe Gacy killed him shortly thereafter.
Gacy's trial began on February 6, With Gacy having confessed to the crimes, the arguments were focused on whether he could be declared insane and thus remitted to a state mental facility.
Gacy had told police that the murders had been committed by an alternate personality, while mental health professionals testified for both sides about Gacy's mental state.
After a short jury deliberation, Gacy was ultimately found guilty of committing 33 murders, and he became known as one of the most ruthless serial killers in U.
He was sentenced to serve 12 death sentences and 21 natural life sentences. Though he had confessed, Gacy later denied being guilty of the charges and had a telephone number set up with a minute recorded statement declaring his innocence.
While imprisoned at the Menard Correctional Center, Gacy took up studying the visual arts, especially painting.
His paintings were shown to the public via an exhibition at a Chicago gallery. Eight other works went unsold. According to Dennehy, Gacy wrote a letter to him from prison, protesting his portrayal in the film and proclaiming his innocence.Jurastudent Jason Moss den Briefkontakt zu dem in den 80ern inhaftierten und im Todestrakt auf seine Hinrichtung wartenden Serienkiller John Wayne Gacy. John Wayne Gacy (). Folgende Zeitzeugen im Interview: Joseph Kozenczak, Polizei Des Plaines; William Kunkle, leitender Staatsanwalt. Der Bauunternehmer John Wayne Gacy war in seiner Nachbarschaft sehr beliebt. Auf Kindergeburtstagen trat er als lustiger "Pogo der Clown" auf, aber niemand. john wayne gacy doku.