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Docuseries On 'Killer Clown' John Wayne Gacy Suggests He Murdered More Victims

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Docuseries On 'Killer Clown' John Wayne Gacy Suggests He Murdered More Victims

He was locked up more than four decades ago for killing 33 young men and boys in a horrific crime spree throughout the 1970s.

But a new series about serial killer John Wayne Gacy is suggesting the number of victims could actually be higher than first thought.

John Wayne Gacy: Devil in Disguise is a six-part series set to premiere on March 25 and will feature damning interviews people close to the harrowing case, including a retired Illinois police detective.

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The synopsis for the documentary series reads: "The docuseries tells the chilling story of one of the world's most notorious serial killers told through the words of Gacy himself, those who were forever changed by his unspeakable deeds and those who believe that the full truth about the case remains concealed to this day."

In the series, the former detective claims that Gacy once alluded to killing more people, with an audio recording from the serial killer saying that he disposed of at least one additional body.

In one episode, Des Plaines Police Department investigator Rafael Tovar also recalled a conversation with Gacy as they drove to Cook County Jail.

Referring to Gacy's victims, Tovar said he asked: "Are there more?"

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"[Gacy] says, '45 sounds like a good number.' I said, 'Well, where are they?' He said, 'No, that's your job. You got to find out.' We had 33 [victims], so that would mean, obviously, there's 12 more somewhere," Tovar said.

John Wayne Gacy. Credit: Creative Commons
John Wayne Gacy. Credit: Creative Commons

The docuseries also showcases interviews with people who knew Gacy, including a close friend, his sister, as well as his second ex-wife.

Alexa Danner, one of the executive producers of the series, said that by examining these interviews, they hoped it could bring some answers to the families of the victims.

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"If there are more victims out there and they could be connected to him, it would give resolution to any families who are still searching for answers," she said.

One of the most prolific serial killers in US history, John Wayne Gacy was dubbed 'The Killer Clown' as he regularly performed at children's hospitals and charitable events as a clown.

In 1980, Gacy was taken to trial and convicted of the murders of several young boys whose decomposed bodies were discovered in and around his house.

He was sentenced to 12 death sentences and 21 natural life sentences and remained on death row for 14 years before he was ultimately executed by lethal injection in 1994.

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Topics: Entertainment, TV and Film, crime

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