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Search Approved for Gacy Victims

By January 14, 2013

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Investigators in Illinois have finally gained approval for a search under an apartment complex for more possible victims of serial killer John Wayne Gacy. The search will focus on a housing complex where Gacy's late mother once lived on Chicago's northwest side.

Gacy was executed in 1994 after his 1978 conviction for 33 murders.

For several months, Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart has been trying to get prosecutors to approve a warrant for the housing complex search warrant, but State's Attorney Anita Alvarez wanted more evidence, other than the fact Gacy's mother used to live there.

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Dart's investigators turned up records showing that Gacy had done handyman work around the complex and witnesses said they saw him around the apartments at odd hours of the day.

Sheriff's spokesperson Frank Bilecki said investigators would initially use thermal imaging devices and cadaver dogs to search underneath the apartments.

"It should initially be pretty non-invasive," Bilecki told reporters.

Bilecki said the apartment complex site was previously searched in 1998 and police found more than a dozen "anomalies" in the dirt under the apartments. He said for some reason, those sites were not investigated further at the time.

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