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Reconstruction of the victim (Betty Pat Gatliff)
Date of Discovery: March 9, 1979
Location of Discovery: Norwood Park, Cook County, Illinois
Estimated Date of Death: 1972-1978 (most likely January 3, 1972 - July 31, 1975 based upon blood evidence, location found and killer's statements)
State of Remains: Not recognizable - Near complete or complete skeleton
Cause of Death: Homicide
** Listed information is approximate
Estimated Age: 14-18 years old
Height: 5'6" to 5'11" (most likely 5'9")
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Unknown
Distinguishing Marks/Features: Evidence of probable healed fracture of the right humerus (upper arm).
Fingerprints: Not available.
Clothing & Personal Items
Clothing: Blue jeans, shirt (unknown description), underwear, and socks. Clothing remains were deteriorated.
Jewelry: A plain silver-colored ring was found with bones of the left hand.
Additional Personal Items: Unknown
The victim's skeletal remains were located buried in the backyard of John Wayne Gacy's home.
Altogether, 29 victims' remains were located on Gacy's property. Four were found in the Des Plaines River, although Gacy confessed to dumping five bodies in the river. There are 33 known victims, but it is suspected that there may be more.
As of 2014, this victim and six others remain unidentified: 955UMIL, 956UMIL,
957UMIL, 958UMIL, 960UMIL, and 962UMIL.
Serial killer Gacy was convicted of his crimes and executed in 1994.
If you have any information about this case please contact;
Agency Name: Cook County Medical Examiner's Office
Agency Contact Person: N/A
Agency Phone Number: 312-666-0500
Agency Case Number: ME: 276MAR79; LE: #28
NCIC Case Number: N/A
NamUs Case Number: 11006
Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.
Cook County Sheriff's Office
John Wayne Gacy
Cook County Medical Examiner's Office