John Wayne Gacy: Devil in Disguise, released Thursday on Peacock, details the shocking crimes of the serial killer, which took place in the Chicago suburbs in the 1970s.
Gacy – who became known as the ‘serial killer clown’ for his penchant for dressing up as a circus performer – lured his young male victims to his home before raping, torturing and strangling them.
The remains of 29 victims were found on Gacy’s property. Four others were dumped in a nearby river.
The depravity of Gacy’s crimes shocked the nation, and he was executed in 1994 after spending more than a decade on death row.
But a detective who has been working on the case tells the producers of the new miniseries that there may be a dozen more men who killed Gacy.
“I’m convinced there is more,” says retired Detective Rafael Tovar on an episode of Devil In Disguise, now streaming on Peacock.
A chilling new docuseries examines whether John Wayne Gacy may have murdered more than the 33 victims he was convicted of for murder. The six-part series, entitled John Wayne Gacy: Devil in Disguise, is now streaming on Peacock
10 of Gacy’s 33 confirmed victims are depicted.
Investigators are carrying the remains of a body found under the garage floor of John Wayne Gacy’s home on December 22, 1978. A total of 29 bodies were discovered on Gacy’s property.
Tovar claims he took Gacy to prison in 1980 when he asked the serial killer about his victims.
“Are there any more?” Tovar says he asked Gacy, who replied, “45 sounds like a good song.”
When Tovar questioned the killer about the whereabouts of the additional victims’ bodies, Gacy is said to have replied, “That’s your job. You’re the detectives. You have to find out. ‘
Tovar stated in the documentary, “We had 33 victims, so that would mean of course there are 12 more somewhere.”
The detective told producers he spent enough time with Gacy to believe he was telling the truth.
Meanwhile, Tovar, who retired in 2009, spoke with Fox news about what he believes motivated Gacy to kill.
“I think he loved the power to kill people, the power of death,” he told the news network in an interview Thursday.
It made him feel like a god. And I think he just achieved that. And he was smart. He’s been away a long time … It made him feel powerful. ‘
Retired Detective Rafael Tovar believes there could be 12 more victims – bringing the total number of people Gacy killed to 45
Cook County Sheriff Police evidence technicians are seen removing one of 29 decomposed bodies found under the house and in the house’s garage
The documentary also features never-before-seen footage of a prison interview conducted by Gacy in 1992, in which he denies being a murderer (photo)
Tovar told Fox News that Gacy never repented of his crimes and was “clearly a person who had no moral compass.”
“I mean, killing someone for him was like chasing a fly from your food,” Tovar said.
It wasn’t something that touched him. When it came time to dig up the basement, I think he was more concerned about us ruining his carpet. ‘
Tovar told me too LRM online that Gacy was “an egomaniac.”
Devil In Disguise also includes audio of Gacy admitting to murdering another victim – which would make a total of 34.
However, the documentary also features never-before-seen footage from an interview with Gacy in 1992, in which he denies being a murderer.
But Gacy’s words in the interview sound hollow, given that he had already admitted to killing the 33 people a decade earlier.
The grave of an unknown victim of John Wayne Gacy is seen in Woodlawn Memorial Park in Forest Park, Illinois. Six of the 33 victims have not been identified
Of those 33 victims, six are still unidentified.
Tovar told Fox News that some of them were likely “ street boys and runaways ” whose families never knew were missing.
Prosecutors said Gacy – who worked as a contractor – would lure young men into his home by pretending to be a police officer or promising them construction work.
Once his victims were inside, he usually put them in handcuffs to claim he wanted to demonstrate a ‘trick’ he learned as a clown.
While the young men were held, Gacy tortured and raped them before strangling them with a knotted rope.
The identified victims were between 14 and 22 years old.
The six-part series, entitled John Wayne Gacy: Devil in Disguise, describes the shocking crimes of the serial killer, which took place in the suburbs of Chicago in the 1970s.