One of America’s worst serial killers, who dressed up as a clown to entertain local kids but murdered at least 33 boys and young men, recorded a secret interview in prison, it turns out, suggesting he might have had accomplices.
John Wayne Gacy confessed to the 1978 murders and was executed in 1994 at the age of 52.
Now a new docuseries, released on Peacock on March 25, asks if Gacy might have killed more than he said.
“The dead don’t bother you,” he says in the trailer.
“You have to worry about life.”
John Wayne Gacy can be seen in a previously unknown interview, from prison. He was executed in 1994
Gacy is seen grinning in a photo taken during his December 1978 arrest
Gacy’s interview in prison was hidden for years: Even his death row attorney Karen Conti said she wasn’t aware of it until the series was made.
Gacy, asked why he never spoke before, says, ‘I didn’t have to talk to the media.
‘They were looking for sensationalism.
“They were looking for a monster.”
Conti said the show, John Wayne Gacy: Devil in Disguise, describing the serial killer’s crimes – which took place in the Chicago suburbs in the 1970s – fascinated a whole new generation with its grim story.
“There are a few new interviews – there is that interview with Gacy, which is something I’ve never seen in all these years,” she told The National Desk.
“These crimes were committed in the late 1970s, he’s been dead 27 years ago, so there’s a whole new generation of people who haven’t experienced these crimes.”
Gacy – who became known as the ‘serial killer clown’ for his love of 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 buried in the crawl space under Gacy’s property. Four others were dumped in a nearby river.
The depravity of Gacy’s crimes shocked the nation, and he was executed at Stateville Correctional Center in Illinois in 1994 after spending more than a decade on death row.
“He was the worst of the worst,” Conti said.
He was the world record serial killer at the time.
‘He was such a bad person on the one hand, a monster. On the other hand, he was good at what he did, he had good business, he was politically minded, community-minded, and he was charming in some ways. So you have this juxtaposition of good and evil. ‘
Conti said what’s especially fascinating about Gacy and other true crime topics that have been featured in recent documentaries and podcasts, such as Jeffrey Epstein and Bill Cosby, is that they are “ likable people. ”
She said he was one of her more pleasant clients.
“We don’t see them as people who are capable of these kinds of things,” she said.
‘I think people are fascinated by what Gacy did what he did. He grew up in a fairly normal house, it wasn’t awful. What made him so darned and so bad? On some days he went out to kill three boys in one night. ‘
A detective who worked on the case tells the producers of the new miniseries that there may be a dozen more men who killed Gacy.
“I firmly believe there is more,” said retired detective Rafael Tovar.
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 said in the documentary, “We had 33 victims, so of course that would mean there are still 12 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 said.
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 where Gacy admits to killing another victim.
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.
Working as a renovator in a suburb of Norwood, Gacy began to build a reputation as an organizer of parties and parades as ‘Pogo the clown’.
According to prosecutors, Gacy would lure young men to his home by posing as 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.
Investigators were notified of Gacy after a boy went missing with whom he talked about construction work.
During a search of his home in December 1978, they found a series of strange objects – such as clothes too small for Gacy – and the smell of decay.
Hours after Gacy’s arrest, investigators began to find bodies buried in his crawl space.
The farm was pulled down when researchers searched for more bodies in 1979.
Gacy was executed by lethal injection in 1994. His last words were “Kiss my a * s.”