In a search to identify unknown victims of serial killer John Wayne Gacy, authorities have released highly detailed facial reconstructions of two unidentified victims. The two male victims John Doe No. 10 and John Doe No. 13, were discovered in the crawl space of Gacy’s home on December 1978, the same crawl space where he hid multiple bodies.

If you are unfamiliar with Gacy’s crimes, here is a post about him: John Wayne Gacy – Serial Killer

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Gacy murdered 33 victims out of which 6 remained unidentified to this day. With the new sketches released, using facial reconstruction techniques, investigators hope to learn the identities of these two victims.

The images created by a forensic artist, showing what the victims may have looked like, were  provided by the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children and the Cook County Sheriff’s office.

The two victims

John Doe No. 10 is believed to be a white male between 17 and 21 years old, with unknown eye and hair color; His height was between 5 ft 7 in. and 5 ft. 11 in. and had  dental filling and a clavicle injury before his death.

John Doe No. 13 ws a white male between 18 and 22 years old, dark brown hair and his height was between 5 ft. 9 in. and 6ft. 2 in. Forensics revelead that he also had a tooth displaced behind another tooth; which is a very visible characteristic that people who might have known him can remember.

“Skeletal remains were given to us in a photographic form,” – said Colin McNally, from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. “We’re able to use PhotoShop and create what we call a photo composite, superimposing the facial features based on what the skull is telling us.”


Investigators hope that these images will bring new information helping to identify the two victims.

Anyone with information regarding the unidentified boys should call the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children at 1-800-THE-LOST or 1-800-843-5678 or the Cook County Sheriff’s Office at 708-865-6244.


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