Victims’ families deserve the truth

Since 2011 Tracy Ullman, and I have been trying to determine why the official Gacy story contradicts so much available evidence. Gacy was accused of 33 murders, but we have reason to believe there are multiple sites with additional victims and that the story behind the murders is a lot more complicated than the official lone-wolf narrative.

The reaction of law enforcement–including the Cook County sheriff’s office, the Chicago Police Department, and the FBI–suggests that the oversights were not accidental and that in fact officials are actively attempting to maintain the integrity of the original case, as flawed as it clearly was.

Among the threads we’ve developed over the past decade are:

  • Proof that the forensic anthropologist on the case identified other likely victims
  • An official reinvestigation of a site that may contain Gacy victims
  • Proof that that search was flawed and inconclusive
  • Proof that at least one Gacy victim was misidentified
  • The identification of additional likely sites of burials

There are dozens, if not hundreds, of people who still believe that someone they love was kidnapped and murdered by John Wayne Gacy. Many cling to the hope of one day discovering what happened. Their hopes were raised when Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart pledged to use DNA testing to match the victims with their families. In the past ten years he has identified two three out of eight sets of remains. But the six five that remain are not the only Gacy victims whose stories have never been told. The mother of one identified victim has proved that her son was misidentified, but so far the sheriff has refused to acknowledge her legitimate test results and add that victim to his list of unidentifieds.

If you are one of the many people whose life was affected by this tragedy, and you’d like to contact me, please be in touch. Requests for privacy will be honored.

 

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