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Reconstruction of the victim (Betty Pat Gatliff)
Date of Discovery: December 27, 1978
Location of Discovery: Norwood Park, Cook County, Illinois
Estimated Date of Death: 1972-1978 (most likely August 6, 1976 to October 5, 1976 based upon trial witness' testimony of digging trenches/graves)
State of Remains: Not recognizable - Near complete or complete skeleton
Cause of Death: Homicide
** Listed information is approximate
Estimated Age: 18-22 years old
Hair Color: Dark brown to black
Eye Color: Unknown
Distinguishing Marks/Features: Unknown
Dentals: Available. Most likely suffering from a bad toothache at the time of his disappearance.
Fingerprints: Not available.
Clothing & Personal Items
Additional Personal Items: None.
The victim's skeletal remains were located buried in the crawl space 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: 954UMIL, 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 Sheriff's Office
Agency Contact Person: Detective Jason Moran
Agency Phone Number: 708-865-6244
Agency Name: Cook County Medical Examiner's Office
Agency Contact Person: N/A
Agency Phone Number: 312-666-0500
Agency Case Number: ME: 1325DEC78; LE: #13; 78-803640
NCIC Case Number: U205910308
NamUs Case Number: UP #10999
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