We have many plans and enthusiasm to keep expanding and making Murderpedia a better site, but we really need your help for this. He made himself well known in his community for his political work and his help to charitable causes. The mother of a young man who disappeared after applying to Gacy for a job notified the police.
He often appeared at children's performances dressed as a clown. A search warrant allowed police to search Gacy's home.
Shortly after his promotion, Gacy married into a wealthy family and relocated with his new bride to Waterloo, Iowa.
In 1966, at the request of his father-in-law, Gacy took over management of the familys chicken restaurant.
During the early 1960s, Gacy enrolled in a business college and developed a talent for salesmanship.
A born salesman, he could talk his way in and out of practically any situation.
Gacy pointed officers to the precise locations of certain bodies in the crawl space and stated that he had lured the victims to his home, either expressly for sex or through the promise of employment, and then strangled them.
Police put Gacy under surveillance, and when it was learned that two teenage employees of Gacy, Gregory Godzik and John Butkovich, also had recently disappeared, the police obtained a search warrant for Gacy's home.
A roll of film belonging to Piest was seized in the ensuing search.
Serial Killers Archives by David Lohr John Wayne Gacy was born on March 17, 1942, in Chicago Illinois.
According to the book Killer Clown, by Terry Sullivan and Peter Maiken, Gacy seemed to have a regular childhood with the exception of his turbulent relationship with his father, John Wayne Gacy Sr.