Background

Born 17 March 1942
  • Place of birth: Chicago, Illinois
  • Parents: John Stanley Gacy & Marion Elaine Robinson
  • Children: 2
Clown

Case File

John
Wayne Gacy
Murder

Victims

33 Young Men

Sometimes known as the Killer Clown for his habit of dressing up in a clown costume and makeup, Gacy was an American serial killer and rapist who took the lives of at least 33 young males in Cook County, Illinois.

In December 1978, the disappearance of 15-year-old Robert Piest led to police searching Gacy’s home and discovering the bodies of 26 men and young boys buried in the crawl space under the house. Other bodies were later recovered from the nearby Des Plaines River.

  • Performed as Clown
  • Abusive Childhood
  • Buried Victims Beneath House

Status

Executed
Lethal Injection

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