Gacy Victim Five

Gacy Victim Five

On December 26, 1978 authorities uncovered human skeletal remains in the crawl space of a house in Norwood Park, Illinois, a small community northwest of Chicago. The house was the residence of the executed sexual predator and serial killer John Wayne Gacy. Forensic anthropologists determined the victim was a 22 to 32-year-old, 5’ 9” White/Caucasian male. Found on the body of the young man was a light-colored, long-sleeved shirt or jacket; dark-colored trousers; socks; and a leather belt with buckle. The date of death was most likely between December 1976 and March 15, 1977 based on the location of the remains between two other victims who have since been identified. Of Gacy’s 33 victims this is one of six still unidentified.

NamUs ID: UP10994
Date Body Found: December 26, 1978
Race: White/Caucasian
Gender: Male
Estimated Age: 22-32
Estimated PMI: 1-3 Years
Location: Norwood Park Township, IL

Agency of Jurisdiction
Cook County Sheriff’s Police Department
Jason Moran, Detective Lieutenant
[email protected]

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Status: Research in Progress

Image Credit: Betty Pat Gatliff

Last Updated: May 20, 2021

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May 20, 2021