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Case File: 958UMIL

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Reconstruction of the victim (Betty Pat Gatliff)

Unidentified Male

  • Date of Discovery: December 26, 1978
  • Location of Discovery: Norwood Park, Cook County, Illinois
  • Estimated Date of Death: 1972-1978 (Most likely Januaryr 20, 1976 - March 15, 1977 due to being buried between tow known and identified victims)
  • State of Remains: Not recognizable - Partial skeletal parts only
  • Cause of Death: Homicide
  • Physical Description
    ** Listed information is approximate

  • Estimated Age: 22-32 years old
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Male
  • Height: 5'7" to 5'11"
  • Weight: Unknown
  • Hair Color: Dark brown.
  • Eye Color: Unknown
  • Distinguishing Marks/Features: Healed fracture to the nose. Has a 6th lumbar vertebra.
  • Dentals: Available.
  • Fingerprints: Not available.
  • DNA: Available.
  • Clothing & Personal Items
  • Clothing: Light-colored long-sleeve shirt or jacket, dark-colored trousers, a sock, and a leather belt with a buckle.
  • Jewelry: Unknown
  • Additional Personal Items: Key fob with the name "Greg" on it.
  • Case History

    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 seven others remain unidentified: 954UMIL, 955UMIL, 956UMIL, 957UMIL, 960UMIL, 962UMIL, and 2390UMIL.

    Serial killer Gacy was convicted of his crimes and executed in 1994.

    Investigating Agency(s)
    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: 1265DEC78; LE: #5
  • NCIC Case Number: N/A
  • NamUs Case Number: UP #10994
  • Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

    Information Source(s)
  • NamUs
  • Cook County Sheriff's Office
  • John Wayne Gacy
  • Cook County Medical Examiner's Office

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    Added: 4/4/07; Last Updated: 9/28/14 - By: DD / Unidentified Persons Coordinator

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