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BY LAUREN ZIMA

Did Chicago serial killer John Wayne Gacy have an accomplice? Two lawyers have brought a new theory to Cook County police.

Gacy was executed back in 1994 -- convicted of 33 murders. He hid dozens of bodies of young men and boys in the crawl space of his home.

The idea of an accomplice for Gacy isn’t entirely new -- The Chicago Sun Times reports in 1978, when the killer was arrested, he said he had “associates”. But now, the Sun Times reports …

“Criminal defense attorneys Robert Stephenson and Steven Becker recently examined Gacy’s work and travel records and suspect he was out of town when victims Russell Nelson and Robert Gilroy disappeared in 1977. … Stephenson and Becker also provided … names of several possible accomplices of Gacy.”

WGN reports the lawyers have evidence that after Nelson disappeared, a man claiming to be his friend called Nelson’s family and demanded money. Nelson’s brothers went to Chicago, met the friend, and …

“The friend offered Russell’s brothers a job with John Wayne Gacy.”

The lawyers haven’t named the friend publicly but say he is still alive. They also point to a victim of Gacy’s who survived, and said there were two men present when he was being tortured. That man has since died. WBBM looks at an old interview with Gacy, where he again hints others were involved. The station also spoke with Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart.

“Buckovich is not one that I killed so I know nothing about it.”
“There’s a couple new little twists that we’ll look into.”


But the man who was Gacy’s defense attorney told WGN he didn’t think Gacy had accomplices. As a recent MSNBC report shows -- many questions remain unanswered, like whether Gacy was also killing people while traveling for work.

Even before being brought this new theory, Dart had still been investigating the Gacy case.

“At the time there were no computers or missing people databases, tools investigators have now used to possible link Gacy to 27 unsolved cases around the country.”

Several of Gacy’s victims remain unidentified. Investigators hope DNA evidence will help with that. The lawyers got involved in the case when a woman contacted them, believing her son was one of those victims.

Did John Wayne Gacy Have An Accomplice?

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Feb 12, 2012

Did John Wayne Gacy Have An Accomplice?

(Image source: Free Info Society)

BY LAUREN ZIMA

Did Chicago serial killer John Wayne Gacy have an accomplice? Two lawyers have brought a new theory to Cook County police.

Gacy was executed back in 1994 -- convicted of 33 murders. He hid dozens of bodies of young men and boys in the crawl space of his home.

The idea of an accomplice for Gacy isn’t entirely new -- The Chicago Sun Times reports in 1978, when the killer was arrested, he said he had “associates”. But now, the Sun Times reports …

“Criminal defense attorneys Robert Stephenson and Steven Becker recently examined Gacy’s work and travel records and suspect he was out of town when victims Russell Nelson and Robert Gilroy disappeared in 1977. … Stephenson and Becker also provided … names of several possible accomplices of Gacy.”

WGN reports the lawyers have evidence that after Nelson disappeared, a man claiming to be his friend called Nelson’s family and demanded money. Nelson’s brothers went to Chicago, met the friend, and …

“The friend offered Russell’s brothers a job with John Wayne Gacy.”

The lawyers haven’t named the friend publicly but say he is still alive. They also point to a victim of Gacy’s who survived, and said there were two men present when he was being tortured. That man has since died. WBBM looks at an old interview with Gacy, where he again hints others were involved. The station also spoke with Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart.

“Buckovich is not one that I killed so I know nothing about it.”
“There’s a couple new little twists that we’ll look into.”


But the man who was Gacy’s defense attorney told WGN he didn’t think Gacy had accomplices. As a recent MSNBC report shows -- many questions remain unanswered, like whether Gacy was also killing people while traveling for work.

Even before being brought this new theory, Dart had still been investigating the Gacy case.

“At the time there were no computers or missing people databases, tools investigators have now used to possible link Gacy to 27 unsolved cases around the country.”

Several of Gacy’s victims remain unidentified. Investigators hope DNA evidence will help with that. The lawyers got involved in the case when a woman contacted them, believing her son was one of those victims.

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