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Reconstruction of the victim (Betty Pat Gatliff)
Date of Discovery: December 26, 1978
Location of Discovery: Norwood Park, Cook County, Illinois
Estimated Date of Death: 1972-1978 (Probably March 15, 1977 - July 5, 1977 based upon arbitrary pattern and timing)
State of Remains: Not recognizable - Near complete or complete skeleton
Cause of Death: Homicide
** Listed information is approximate
Estimated Age: 17-21 years old
Hair Color: Unknown (no hair found)
Eye Color: Unknown
Distinguishing Marks/Features: Healed fracture to the left clavicle.
Fingerprints: Not available.
Clothing & Personal Items
Clothing: Two reddish-colored socks and jockey-type underwear.
Additional Personal Items: Unknown
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, 955UMIL, 956UMIL, 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: 709-865-6244
Agency Name: Cook County Medical Examiner's Office
Agency Contact Person: N/A
Agency Phone Number: 312-666-0500
Agency Case Number: ME: 1282DEC78; LE: #10; 78-803640
NCIC Case Number: U205910410
NamUs Case Number: UP #10998
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