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John Wayne Gacy

Gacy was born in Chicago,Illinois. He is the second of three children born to John Stanley Gacy ( June 20,1900-December 25,1969) and Marion Elaine Robinson ( May 4,1909-December 14,1989). His relationship with his father was difficult. Who was an alcoholic,and would physically abuse his wife and children.

In 1949 Gacy's father was notified that John along with another boy were caught sexually fondling a young girl. That same year Gacy was molested by a family friend.

Also known as "The Killer Clown". He was convicted of the sexual assault and murder of a minimum of 33 teenage boys and young men between the years 1972 and 1978 in Chicago.

All of the known murders were committed in John Wayne Gacy's Norwood Park Township home.



Gacy would lure his victims with force and deception.

His M/O was either asphyxiation or strangulation with a tourniquet.
Although his first victim was stabbed to death .

John Wayne Gacy buried 26 of his victims in and around his home , but his last four victims were thrown into De Plaines River .

Gacy was sentenced to death for 12 of the murders on March 13,1980.
He spent 14 years on death row before he was finally executed by lethal injection at the Stateville Correctional Center on May 10,1994.