Tuesday, May 14, 2013
The case of a missing New Jersey teenager has been solved due to the ongoing investigation into unidentified Gacy victims.
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Tuesday, May 14
A 41-year-old New Jersey missing person’s case has been solved as a result of an ongoing investigation to identify the unnamed victims of serial killer John Wayne Gacy, Cook County Sheriff Thomas J. Dart announced today. Relatives of 16-year-old Steven Soden contacted the Cook County Sheriff’s Office in 2011 after hearing about Sheriff Dart’s efforts to identify the unnamed Gacy victims and suggested the possibility that Soden may be one of them. Gacy lived just south of Park Ridge and killed 33 teenage boys and young men in from 1972 to 1978. Seven of his victims remain unidentified. Des Plaines police first became involved in the case while following up leads of a missing Des Plaines teenager, Robert Piest. Des Plaines officers …
Friday, May 10, 2013
The Cook County Sheriff's Department completed their search of a Chicago apartment building where it was reported that serial killer John Wayne Gacy engaged in suspicious activity.
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Friday, May 10
A March search of a property once associated with serial killer John Wayne Gacy found no concealed graves, Cook County Sheriff Thomas J. Dart announced Friday, May 10. Sheriff Dart searched the location after new information was developed that Gacy was engaged in suspicious activity outside the apartment building in the 6100 block of West Miami Ave in Chicago, Ill. His mother once lived in the building, and in the mid-1970’s Gacy was hired to maintain the building grounds at the West Miami property. Although the property had been previously searched by the Chicago Police Department, new information brought to Sheriff’s detectives and improved technology to allow for a noninvasive search motivated the preparation of a search warrant. The …
Friday, March 29, 2013
Photographer Augie Schwiesow took dozens of photos of the crawlspace where Gacy hid more than 30 bodies.
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Friday, March 29
A Des Plaines resident and former police officer has shared images of serial killer John Wayne Gacy's crawlspace where more than 30 victims were found, the Journal & Topics Newspaper reports. Augie Schwiesow was a member of the Des Plaines Police Department when authorities discovered the bodies in Gacy's Norwood Park Township home in December of 1978. He snapped dozens of images of the crime scene while on the job, and shared the images with the Journal & Topics Newspaper. View all the images on the newspaper's website.
Saturday, February 2, 2013
The following is a selection of police-related items from area Patches. Where an arrest is referenced it does not indicate a conviction.
Niles Out-of-Control School Bus Hits Six Cars An out-of-control school bus, empty except for the driver, careened down Oakton Street and hit about six other vehicles Tuesday, just before 2:30 p.m. The bus traveled more than a mile westbound from about Milwaukee Avenue to Greenwood Avenue through Niles and Park Ridge, according to Park Ridge Police Commander Lou Jogmen. It traveled in the oncoming traffic lanes. The driver may have been suffering from a medical condition, he said. Minor injuries were reported. Park Ridge police got a call at 2:29 p.m. indicating the bus had struck a vehicle at Oakton Street at Oriole. As they were responding, reports of additional collisions came in. The bus traveled right past Emerson Middle School, on …
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Police are investigating cold case murders from other areas of the country to see if there is a Gacy connection, the Chicago Tribune reports.
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Wednesday, January 30
Authorities are looking into several murders that have gone unsolved across the country, looking for connections to notorius serial killer John Wayne Gacy, The Chicago Tribune reports. Among those leads, police are now looking into the murder of two teenage boys from Michigan. Police are studying DNA samples and Gacy's travel history, the Tribune reports. John Wayne Gacy, of unincorporated Norwood Park Township, was convicted of the murders of at 33 teenage boys and young men between 1972 and 1978. Police re-opened the Gacy case two years ago in search of additional victims. Gacy buried 26 of his victims in the crawl space of his home in unincorporated Norwood Park Township, and buried three more in other areas of his propety. He was …
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Though Daniel Raymond Noe fit the profile of other Gacy victims, he was not one, according to the Cook County Sheriff’s Office.
Another missing person’s case has been solved as a result of efforts by law enforcement related to the John Wayne Gacy case, Cook County police announced on Thursday. The remains of an Illinois man once believed to be a possible victim of Gacy were discovered by hikers on a mountainside in Utah, solving a missing person case more than 30 years after the man disappeared. No signs of foul play were found, police stated. Daniel Raymond Noe, a surveyor and factory worker from Peoria, was 21 years old in 1977 when he moved to Bellingham, Washington for work, according to police. Noe called his father on Sept. 30, 1978, and told him he wanted to complete his college degree at Northwestern University in Evanston, and planned to hitchhike back to …