Authorities eventually discovered the remains of 27 corpses underneath the house, plus 2 more under the garage and driveway.

Eventually Gacy told police he had thrown 4 other corpses into the Des Plaines River. John Wayne Gacy was convicted of 33 murders of mostly teenage boys.

The authors describe the father as an unpleasant, abusive alcoholic prone to physically and verbally assaulting his children.

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Angered, Gacy informed her he did not want to see his children again and would henceforth consider her and the two kids dead.

After serving 18 months, Gacy was paroled in 1971 and moved back to Chicago.

Evidence showed that the defendant led a double life, engaging in charitable and political activities at the same time he was committing a series of sadistic torture murders.

He enticed many young men to his home for homosexual liaisons, tying or handcuffing his partners then strangling or choking them.

Gacy quickly became a well-known and liked member of the community, according to later accounts in the Waterloo Courier. The future serial killer would be arrested for the first time in 1968.

The felony charge, attempting to coerce a male employee into homosexual acts, came as a big surprise to those who thought they knew this likable father of two infants, especially his wife of two years.

Serial Killers Archives by David Lohr John Wayne Gacy was born on March 17, 1942, in Chicago Illinois.

According to the book Killer Clown, by Terry Sullivan and Peter Maiken, Gacy seemed to have a regular childhood with the exception of his turbulent relationship with his father, John Wayne Gacy Sr.

We have many plans and enthusiasm to keep expanding and making Murderpedia a better site, but we really need your help for this. He made himself well known in his community for his political work and his help to charitable causes. The mother of a young man who disappeared after applying to Gacy for a job notified the police.

He often appeared at children's performances dressed as a clown. A search warrant allowed police to search Gacy's home.

While there, he worked part time as a janitor for Palm Mortuary.