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Lawyer: Gacy Victim Misidentified

DNA testing proves victim was not missing 14-year-old boy



    Lawyer: Gacy Victim Misidentified
    14-year old Michael Marino went missing in 1976.

    A victim of serial killer John Wayne Gacy appears to have been misidentified.

    Lawyers for Sherry Marino told the Chicago Sun-Times that DNA testing on a body believed to be her 14-year-old son prove that it is not him.

    Michael Marino went missing in 1976. Last year, a Cook County judge ordered the exhumation of the body, which was buried in a Hillside cemetery.

    The remains were found on Gacy's property and believed to be one of his 33 victims.

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    DNA taken from the exhumed body did not match Sherry Marino's DNA, ruling out the possibility that it was her son, the Sun-Times reported.

    Marino had always harbored doubts that the body was her son because the dental records didn't match.