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the Killer Clown


Deaths:  16+       Attempts:   4+
1) Johnny Butkovich / 17 / ? / ?
2) Darrell Sampson / ? / April ?,1976 / ?
3) Randall Reffett / 15 / May 14,1976 / ?
4) Samuel Stapleton / 14 / May ?,1976 / ?
5) Michael Bonnin / 17 / June ?,1976 / ?
6) William Carroll,Jr. / 16 / June 13,1976 / ?
7) Gregory Godzik / 17 / December 12,1976 / ?
8) John Syzc / 19 / January 20,1977 / ?
9) Robert Gilroy / 18 / September 15,1977 / ?
10) Robert Piest / 15 / ? / suffocated on paper towels
11) Frank Wayne Landingin / ? / ? / ?
12) James Mazzara / ? / ? / suffocated on underwear
13) Timothy O'Rourke / ? / ? / ?
14) Richard Johnston / 18 / ? / ?
15) Robert Winch / 16 / ? / ?
16) Matthew Ronan / 19 / ? / ?


A) severe apathy mixed with extreme sociopathism and narcissium
B) a mental disorder caused by a bloodclot from the age eleven years,having profound effects on the views between the morally right and wrong
C) suffered from borderline schizophrenia


29 Below:An Encounter With John Wayne Gacy by Jeff Rignall & Ron Wilder (1979)
Pure-Supplement Series-Issue #3 (1984)
Buried Dreams by Tim Cahill (1987)
They Call Him Mr.Gacy by John Wayne Gacy (1989)
The Autograph Collector's Magazine:The Lone Ranger (1990)
Murder Casebook-Investigations Into The Ultimate Crime Issue #54:Orgy Of Killings,John Wayne Gacy (1990)
Killer Clown:The John Wayne Gacy Murders by Terry Sullivan & Peter T.Maiken (1991) [updated in 2000]
More Letters To Mr.Gacy by Rick Staton (1992)
Man Who Killed Boys by Clifford Linedecker (1994)
A Question Of Doubt:The John Wayne Gacy Story by John W.Gacy (1994)
Real-Life Crimes Issue #86:John Wayne Gacy,Killer Clown (1994)
Fall Of The House Of Gacy by Harlan H.Mendenhall (1996)
Signature Killers by Robert Keppel (1997)
A&E's Serial Killers:Profiling The Human Mind Vol.3-John Wayne Gacy (1999)
The Last Victim:A True Life Journey Into The Mind Of The Serial Killer by Jason Moss & Jeffrey Kottler (2000)
A&E's Serial Killers 2 Pack (2000)
The Encyclopedia Of Serial Killers by Michael Newton (2000)
Gacy starring Charlie Weber & Glenn Morshower (2003)
The Chicago Killer:The Hunt For Serial Killer John Wayne Gacy by Joseph R.Kozenczak & Karen M.Henrikson (2003)
The Serial Killer Files:The Who,What,Where,How,And Why Of The World's Most Terrifying Murderers by Harold Schechter (2003)
My Life Among The Serial Killers by Dr.Helen Morrison (2004)
A&E's American Justice:John Wayne Gacy-Buried Secrets
The Last Word:Transcripts And Examples Of Jury Arguments From Famous Cases
A Passing Aquaintance

Full Name: John Wayne Gacy,Jr.
Alias(s): the Killer Clown;Pogo the Clown
Birthdate/Birthplace: March 17,1942(Chicago,Illinois)
Died:May 10,1994-death sentence carried out by lethal injection

Spotlighted : June 2005
After Piest's disappearence,officers learned that Piest had stepped outside to speak to a contractor named John Gacy,minutes before he went missing.Investigators visited Gacy at his home,asking him to come down to the station for questioning,but Gacy gave an excuse and could not leave his home at that moment.Hours later,Gacy showed up at the Station and gave a statement that he knew nothing of Piest,or his disappearence,and left.A background check was ran on Gacy,and it was found out that Gacy had been in prison years before for sodomizing a teenaged boy,this opted officers to get a search warrant for Gacy's home.On December 13,1978-officers searched Gacy's home while he was not there.Over 21 items were confiscated,including three cars,one of which hair was found in the trunk-(which,not known at this time,was Piest's).Gacy was called to the Station,he was enraged about the items that were confiscated,so he called his lawyer,whom than made officers realize that they did not have enough evidence to hold Gacy,and so,Gacy was let go,but put under 24 hour surveillance.Officers then decided to arrest Gacy for possession of two drugs that were confiscated(valium and marijuana).While Gacy was under arrest,all the confiscated items went through lab testing-a class ring that was found belonged to Syzc,and a reciept for a roll of film that was also found at Gacy's home was given to Piest the day he disappeared,by a friend.Investigators went back to Gacy's house,and at this time,Gacy confessed to the murder of only one person,and under pretenses of self-defense.Investigators decided to search all the grounds around the home and this led to a crawl space under the house;there they looked and underneath a strange mound of dirt they found the remains of a body.A medical examiner was brought in to supervise as officers began to undig the earth under Gacy's home,Gacy then on December 22,1978,confessed to more then 30 murders,where not only did he keep the bodies under his house,but when he ran out of space,he threw them into the Illinoise River.By April 1979,all bodies had been recovered.
On February 6,1980-Gacy went to trial where he pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity.Among witnesses called at the trial were family and friends of the deceased,past co-workers of Gacy's,whom stated that they had violent encounters with Gacy,and a surviving victim(Jeffrey Rengall).In all,60 witnesses were called.It only took the jury two hours to come back with a verdict of guilty and that Gacy was sane at the time of the murders.He was sentenced to death on March 13,1980.On February 15,1983-while Gacy was serving his time on Death Row at Menard Correctional Center,he was attacked by a fellow prisoner(Henry Brisbon),stabbing Gacy in the arm with a sharpened wire.In 1992-Gacy's home was demolished.Then,on May 10,1994 at Stateville Correctional Center,just a little past midnight-Gacy was executed by lethal injection.Before Gacy's death,however,the family of Piest filed a lawsuit for $85 million against Gacy,as well as the Iowa Parole Board-the Department of Corrections,and the Chicago Police Department,for allowing Gacy out of jail back in 1968.Till this day,nine out of the 30+ bodies found at Gacy's home have not been identified.