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Reconstruction of the victim (Betty Pat Gatliff)
Date of Discovery: December 29, 1978
Location of Discovery: Norwood Park, Cook County, Illinois
Estimated Date of Death: 1972-1978 (most likely June 13, 1976 to August 6, 1976 due to being buried under victim #23, who has since been identified)
State of Remains: Not recognizable - Near complete or complete skeleton
Cause of Death: Homicide
** Listed information is approximate
Estimated Age: 22-30 years old
Height: 5'2" to 5'6"
Hair Color: Dark brown to black.
Eye Color: Unknown
Distinguishing Marks/Features: Unknown
Dentals: Available. Two upper front teeth were missing. Most likely wore a denture.
Fingerprints: Not available.
Clothing & Personal Items
Additional Personal Items: Unknown
The victim's skeletal remains were located buried in the crawl space of John Wayne Gacy's home. He was under another victim who has since been identified.
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, 955UMIL, 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: 1455DEC78; LE: #26
NCIC Case Number: N/A
NamUs Case Number: UP #11004
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