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.