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Episode 40: The Bloody: The Killer Clown

Grab a blanket and get cozy, because this is a long episode. How could it not be when this killer clown claimed over 25 victims, some unidentified, some likely to never be found. Many of the bodies that were found, were buried beneath his home.

Gacy & His Clown Persona Serial killer John Wayne Gacy likely killed more people than we know of, former detective says (fox32chicago.com) Left: Gacy, center, and former business associate were hosts at a bicentennial party July 4, 1976, at Gacy's home in unincorporated Norwood Park Township. (Chicago Tribune archive) Right: Gacy dressed as a clown in front of his house in 1976. (Martin Zielinski photo) Timeline: Suburban Chicago serial killer John Wayne Gacy and the efforts to recover, name his 33 victims - Chicago Tribune Infamous home at 8213 Summerdale Avenue (William Yates/Chicago Tribune) Timeline: Suburban Chicago serial killer John Wayne Gacy and the efforts to recover, name his 33 victims - Chicago Tribune Gacy's Known & Identified Victims

John Butkovich Darrel Samson

Samuel Stapleton Randall Reffett Michael Bonnin William Carroll Jimmy Haakenson Rick Johnston William Bundy Michael Marino Kenneth Parker Gregory Godzik

John Szyc Jon Prestige Matthew Bowman Robert Gilroy John Mowery Russell Nelson Robert Winch Tommy Boling David Talsma William Kindred Timothy O’Rourke Frank Landingin

James Mazzara Robert Piest Evidence & Investigation

1. A Maine West High School class ring belonging to John Szyc, right, was used as evidence at Gacy's trial. (Cook County circuit clerk) Timeline: Suburban Chicago serial killer John Wayne Gacy and the efforts to recover, name his 33 victims - Chicago Tribune 2. Left: The door leading to the crawl space in Gacy's home was used as evidence at his trial. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune) Right: Gacy's mug shot from his arrest Dec. 21, 1978. (Des Plaines Police Department) Timeline: Suburban Chicago serial killer John Wayne Gacy and the efforts to recover, name his 33 victims - Chicago Tribune


3. Diagram drawn by Gacy mapping out the burials in the crawl space John Wayne Gacy - Wikipedia 4. Removing floorboards in the kitchen of Gacy's house in late 1978 or early 1979. (Cook County sheriff's office) Timeline: Suburban Chicago serial killer John Wayne Gacy and the efforts to recover, name his 33 victims - Chicago Tribune Pogo The clown painting done by Gacy whilst incarcerated

Controversial serial killer's paintings go on display in Las Vegas - CNN.com Episode Sources: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Wayne_Gacy

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