Dart Reportedly Seeking Another Gacy Dig

Sheriff seeks to dig for evidence on Northwest Side

Thursday, Oct 18, 2012  |  Updated 7:57 AM CDT
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Dart Reportedly Seeking Another Gacy Dig

John Wayne Gacy was convicted of murdering 33 young men from 1972 through 1978.

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Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart continues his quest to find more victims of serial killer John Wayne Gacy.

Chicago Sun-Times columnist Michael Sneed reports that Dart has submitted a warrant request to dig in the backyard of a Chicago apartment building where Gacy's mother lived.

The site, in the 6100 block of West Miami Avenue, was originally searched by police in 1998, but didn't turn up anything evidence, according to the newspaper.

The warrant would need to be approved by Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez, who denied the same request earlier this year.

Dart announced last year that his office had obtained DNA profiles for all of Gacy's remaining victims and publicly asked anyone with missing loved ones between 1972 and 1979. to come forward in hopes of matching names to victims.

According to the published report, Dart's warrant is being seriously considered by Alvarez's office.

Gacy was convicted of murdering 33 young men from 1972 through 1978. He buried most of the bodies in a crawl space under his home.

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