Site of John Wayne Gacy, Jr.'s House
John Wayne Gacy, Jr., the so-called "Killer Clown," murdered at least 33 boys and young men between 1972 and 1978. All victims were murdered here at his home (long since demolished and rebuilt.) 26 were buried in a crawlspace under the home. Three were buried elsewhere on the property and four were plunged into the Des Plaines River.
Gacy was executed on May 10, 1994.
Interestingly, a month later and at a hotel not far north of here, O. J. Simpson would receive news of his ex-wife's death.
Located at 8213 W. Summerdale Ave.*
*Current address is 8215. The address 8213 has been removed from use.