John Wayne Gacy
|The Killer Clown||33||Male||Caucasian||USA||Stationary||Sexual, Sadistic||1942/03/17 (Chicago, Illinois, USA)||1994/05/10 (Crest Hill, Illinois, USA; Lethal injection)|
|Buried Dreams: Inside the Mind of a Serial Killer||Tim Cahill||Amazon|
|John Wayne Gacy: Defending a Monster||Sam L. Amirante, Danny Broderick, and Vincent Bugliosi||Amazon, Amazon|
|Killer Clown: John Wayne: The John Wayne Gacy Murders||Terry Sullivan and Peter Maiken||Amazon, Kim Cantrell Review|
|Last Victim, The: A True-Life Journey into the Mind of the Serial Killer||Jason Moss and Jeffrey Kottler||Amazon, Kindle eBook|
|Man Who Killed Boys, The: The John Wayne Gacy, Jr. Story||Clifford L. Linedecker||Amazon|
|Biography: John Wayne Gacy: A Monster in Disguise||Amazon (DVD)|
|Dear Mr. Gacy||Amazon (DVD), Amazon (Blue-ray), Amazon (Video on Demand)|
|Gacy||Amazon (DVD), Amazon (Video on Demand)|
|Most Evil: Cold-Blooded Killers (Episode 1x02)|
|Serial Killers, Profiling the Criminal Mind, Vol. 03: John Wayne Gacy||Amazon (VHS)|
|To Catch a Killer||Amazon (DVD)|
|Twisted: The Killer Clown (Episode 2x03)|
John Wayne Gacy Jr. killed 33 young men and teenage boys in the 1970s. Most of his victims were buried in the crawlspace of his home. He claimed he didn’t know how they got there.
Gacy got the nickname “The Killer Clown” as he would dress as Pogo the Clown for children’s parties and charitable events.
Blog PostsInterviews, Podcast Episodes, Serial Killers, Unsubs by Brian Combs | 3 Comments
We’re taking a brief break from Pee Wee Gaskins to have our first interview show. Our guest today is Scott Bonn, a criminology professor and expert on serial killers and the media. Doc Bonn and I discussed issues such as serial killer myths, why people are fascinated by serial murder,…Continue reading...
Serial Killers, Victim Studies, Victimology by Heather Whitney | 1 Comment
John Wayne Gacy was convicted for murdering 33 people in the United States, but may have been involved in additional murders. Gacy’s known murder series is thought to have spanned from 1972, at the age of 30, until his arrest in 1978. There is still an ongoing investigation into Gacy’s…Continue reading...
Serial Killers by Brian Combs | No Comments
Theodore “Ted” Szal disappeared in Chicago, Illinois in 1977 at the age of 24. As Ted matched John Wayne Gacy’s preferred victim type, his family always believed he had fallen victim to the Killer Clown. But his family has recently learned that Ted is actually alive and well in Beaverton,…Continue reading...
Forensics, Serial Killers by Brian Combs | No Comments
DNA evidence has determined one of the unidentified remains of John Wayne Gacy to be William George Bundy. A 19-year-old construction worker, William disappeared in 1976. Family members have long suspected he was one of Gacy’s victims. The Cook County Sheriff Office issued a plea for DNA samples from the…Continue reading...
Podcast Episodes, Psychology, Serial Killers by Brian Combs | No Comments
Last week, we looked at 4 of the 7 phases of the serial killer cycle: the aura phase, the trolling phase, the wooing phase, and the capture. This week, we look at the last three phases: the murder, the totem phase, and the depression phase. By the way, this episode…Continue reading...
Serial Killers by Brian Combs | No Comments
In my time studying serial murder, this may be the strangest story I’ve come across. According to the Daily Herald in suburban Chicago, a supposed John Wayne Gacy victim has been found alive. Thirty-three years ago, then 19-year-old Harold Wayne Lovell told his family that he was heading to Aurora,…Continue reading...
Podcast Episodes, Psychology, Serial Killers by Brian Combs | 7 Comments
This week, we look at the serial killer cycle, a theory proposed by Joel Norris in 1988. While the theory is rather lacking in scientific testing, it ties in well with the concept of serial murder as addictive behavior, a concept I believe has considerable merit. Dr. Norris’ “Phases of…Continue reading...
Serial Killers, Victimology by Brian Combs | 2 Comments
Sherry Marino has always doubted that her 14-year-old son was victim of John Wayne Gacy. According to the Associated Press, she has been granted her request to have his body exhumed for DNA testing. It took more than three years to identify the supposed remains of her son using dental…Continue reading...
Podcast Episodes, Pop Culture, Serial Killers by Brian Combs | No Comments
This week, we’re having our second Questions and Answers episode. The questions we’ll answer are: How many serial killers are active at any one time? What do you think of the cultural hero-worship of some serial killers? Why do so many killers have three names? Are there many serial killers…Continue reading...
Murderabillia, Serial Killers by Brian Combs | No Comments
The rather creepy artwork of John Wayne Gacy is about to be on display in Las Vegas. According to Las Vegas Weekly, an exhibit of Gacy’s artwork opens tomorrow at The Arts Factory on East Charleston Boulevard. The venue is usually free, but a grand opening will be held Friday…Continue reading...