The Doe Network: International Center for Unidentified & Missing Persons
Case File: 962UMIL

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Reconstruction of the victim (Betty Pat Gatliff)

Unidentified Male

  • Date of Discovery: December 28, 1978
  • Location of Discovery: Norwood Park, Cook County, Illinois
  • Estimated Date of Death: 1972-1978 (most likely August 6, 1976 - October 25, 1976 based upon LE analysis of pattern and timing)
  • State of Remains: Not recognizable - Near complete or complete skeleton
  • Cause of Death: Homicide
  • Physical Description
    ** Listed information is approximate

  • Estimated Age: 15-27 years old
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Male
  • Height: 5'8" to 6'0" (most likely 5'10")
  • Weight: Unknown
  • Hair Color: Light brown
  • Eye Color: Unknown
  • Distinguishing Marks/Features: Unknown
  • Dentals: Available.
  • Fingerprints: Not available.
  • DNA: Available.
  • Clothing & Personal Items
  • Clothing: None located.
  • Jewelry: None located.
  • Additional Personal Items: None located.
  • Case History

    The victim's skeletal remains were located buried in the crawl space of John Wayne Gacy's home.

    Altogether, 29 victims' remains were located on Gacy's property. Four were found in the Des Plaines River, although Gacy confessed to dumping five bodies in the river. There are 33 known victims, but it is suspected that there may be more.

    As of 2014, this victim and six others remain unidentified: 954UMIL, 955UMIL, 956UMIL, 957UMIL, 958UMIL, and 960UMIL.

    Serial killer Gacy was convicted of his crimes and executed in 1994.

    Investigating Agency(s)
    If you have any information about this case please contact;

  • Agency Name: Cook County Medical Examiner's Office
  • Agency Contact Person: N/A
  • Agency Phone Number: 312-666-0500

  • Agency Case Number: ME: 1385DEC78; LE: #21
  • NCIC Case Number: N/A
  • NamUs Case Number: UP #11000
  • Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

    Information Source(s)
  • NamUs
  • Cook County Sheriff's Office
  • John Wayne Gacy
  • Cook County Medical Examiner's Office

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    Added: 4/6/07; Last Updated: 10/2/14 - By: DD / Unidentified Persons Coordinator

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