The official story about John Wayne Gacy is full of holes. My name is
Alison True, and I’m a Chicago journalist who has been working alongside Tracy Ullman since 2011 to figure out why.
Our investigation was the basis of the 2021 Peacock series
Devil in Disguise, directed by Rod Blackhurst. Many of the disturbing results of our reporting didn’t make it into the series. If you’d like to keep up with this unfolding story, type your email below to subscribe for notifications of my new posts.
The Chicago Police Department took missing persons reports for the majority of the famous serial killer’s known victims, over the span of at least six years. Several families alerted police that Gacy might have been involved in their boys’ disappearances. But for some reason the police ignored these and other red flags until at least 33 boys were dead.
Some of the known victims remain unidentified, and most people involved in the original case believe there are additional victims in unknown locations.
In 2011 Cook County sheriff Tom Dart reopened the case professing to want to identify the remaining known victims. Since then three have been identified, and one and possibly two others have been proven to have been misidentified. Also, witnesses have identified multiple locations where officials might find additional Gacy victims.
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In any of your Gacy research, did you ever come across any connection to the Peterson/Schuessler boys? Gacy, as I am sure you are aware, lived near the boys on the NW side at the time they disappeared.
John would have been around 16-17 at that time. Detective John Sarnowski, firmly believed that Gacy murdered those boys. I know Ken Hansen was convicted of the crime, but the evidence was very flimsy. Stories had been circulated, possibly starting with Sarnowski, that Gacy had hung around the Garland Building at 111 N. Wabash, which was allegedly a meeting place for pedophiles or other sexual predators.
The three boys went to the Loop Theater, where they saw The African Lion, and afterward, for an unknown reason, turned up at the Garland building around 6 PM, according to the lobby registration book signed by Bobby Peterson.
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