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John Wayne Gacy's blood may solve Cold Cases..
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RE: John Wayne Gacy's blood may solve Cold Cases..

Nope it ties in just fine.






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I'm starting to wonder if DNA testing for some of these executed murderers is actually gonna create some new cold cases.

While hopefully the DNA CODIS matching will tie executed killers to unsolved murders, it might also prove that some of the killings for which they were convicted were actually committed by someone else.

Could get political.





12-05-2012 03:19 PM
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Thats the pros and cons.






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I see both as a "pro" in the sense that the truth is always positive. But, I know what you mean.

I can see some in law enforcement and/or politics not wanting to open up a can of worms, or perhaps law suits from victims' and criminals' families, if DNA matching results ultimately determine that some of those executed were wrongly convicted on some/all counts way before DNA testing was available. Hoping limited political barriers will be erected to stop the CODIS DNA entries as a result.

If LE is able to keep the scope limited to comparison only in unsolved murders and stave off requests or necessity to compare samples in "solved" cases, it should be manageable.

Really hoping to see these CODIS DNA entries take off on a broader scale.





12-05-2012 09:03 PM
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Gacy Victim Identification Investigation Leads to Resolution of Cold Cases

Interesting developments.

Since soliciting families of potential victims to come forward, one additional Gacy victim was positively identified - 19-year-old Chicago construction worker, William George Bundy (as noted upthread). Bundy disappeared in 1976.

Bundy's sister had long suspected that her brother was killed by Gacy. She contributed to the DNA matching project which positively confirmed her brother as matching up to previously unidentified skeletal remains in the Gacy case.

In addition, nine missing persons cases have been closed since they were investigated as possible Gacy victims.

-Five of the nine suspected potential victims were found alive.

-Two suspected potential victims had died of natural causes.

-Two other missing persons cases were solved after family submitted DNA that later was matched with bodies found in other states.





12-21-2013 08:34 AM
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ANOTHER SET OF REMAINS IDENTIFIED

An effort to identify remains of young men murdered by serial killer John Wayne Gacy in the 1970s has led to a break in the unrelated case of an unidentified teenager found shot to death in San Francisco 36 years ago.

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The Cook County Sheriff's office announced Wednesday that DNA tests revealed a "genetic association" between Dr. Willa Wertheimer, whose half brother Andre "Andy" Drath went missing decades ago after traveling from Chicago to San Francisco.

Wertheimer submitted her DNA to the office in 2011. At the time, Sheriff Tom Dart said he had exhumed the remains of eight of Gacy's 33 victims who were never identified, and asked the relatives of young men who vanished in the 1970s to submit to DNA testing in the hopes of finding a match in the federal DNA database.

Late last year, the San Francisco Medical Examiner's office submitted tissue samples of unidentified people who had died here, including from a young man who was shot to death in 1979.

Wertheimer was notified of the match this month. Drath's body will be returned to Chicago for burial.

The identification is the latest in about a dozen cases that have been closed as a result of the exhumations of Gacy's victims.

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Gacy, one of the most notorious serial killers in American history, was executed in 1994.

"This breakthrough illustrates that we should never give up on a cold case," Dart said in a news release.

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I think this is so exciting and encouraging and hope that sometime in the not too distant future there will be a nationwide process whereby DNA for all missing/unidentified persons is submitted routinely and consistently into the federal DNA database.

There are tens of thousands of families in the U.S. who have missing/presumed dead loved ones with no closure and no leads left to investigate.





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