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Sheriff: Trying to ID Gacy victims justified

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CHICAGO (AP) - Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart has been questioned

about why - after more than 30 years - detectives are trying to

identify eight of John Wayne Gacy's victims.

Dart says it would be immoral not to use the DNA technology that

wasn't available in the 1970s to solve this one final mystery of

the serial killer's case.

Dart announced Wednesday that his office has exhumed the

unidentified victims in the hopes that people whose loved ones

disappeared in the 1970s will come forward and give a DNA sample to

be compared with the DNA recovered from the bones.

Dart says it won't be very expensive, explaining the lab is

doing the DNA testing free of charge. But he says giving the

victims their names is worth whatever cost there is.

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