John Wayne Gacy (John Wayne Gacy Jr.) an American serial killer and rapist known as Pogo the Clown. Gacy was known to have sexually assaulted, tortured and murdered a minimum of thirty-three teenage boys and young men between 1972 and 1978, twenty-six of whom he buried in the crawl space of his Chicago home. He was known as the Killer Clown due to him entertaining children at social events dressed in a self devised clown costume. While in prison, Gacy took up painting as a hobby and means of making money, the paintbox used to create the art is on display at Alcatraz East Crime Museum in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. John Wayne Gacy was executed by lethal injection In 1994.
Serial Killer John Wayne Gacy (aka) Pogo the Clown, The Killer Clown, was active for 7 years between 1972-1978, known to have ( 33 confirmed / 34 possible ) victims. This Serial Killer was active in the following countries: United States
John Wayne Gacy was born (John Wayne Gacy, Jr.) on March 17th 1942 in Chicago Illinois, US. He was born 2nd of 3 children and raised by both parents. He was raised as a middle child and had two sisters. His father, John Stanley Gacy, Sr., auto repair machinist and World War I veteran. His mother, Marion Elaine Robinson, a pharmacist and homemaker. His mother and father abused alcohol and/or drugs. John Wayne Gacy had XYY Syndrome, a rare chromosomal disorder that affects only males. He had a head injury as well as a physically defect. During his education he had academic, social or discipline problems, including being teased or picked on. John Wayne Gacy was sexually, physically, and psychologically abused at some point of his life.
John Wayne Gacy a bisexual male citizen of the United States of America, with religious ties and/or beliefs connected with the Catholic Church religion, organization or belief system. He took an intelligence quotient test before or after his crimes, John Wayne Gacy had an IQ of 118. He completed 12 years of school, received a GED. He gained part of his education while attending Northwestern College. He married Marylynn Myers on Aug 31 1964, married Carole Hoff on Jul 01 1972. He had 2 children.
Prior to his spree he had commited crimes, served time in jail, and served time in prison. He saw a psychologist.
In 1972 (Age 29/30) John Wayne Gacy started his killing spree, during his crimes as a serial killer he was known to torture, strangle, stalk, rape, and murder his victims. He was known to kill victims at his own home. He would keep personal items from the victim after the crime. At least one victim was tied, bound, or otherwise restrained during the crime. At the time of his crimes he was living with his mother, Marion Gacy, where he was known to work as a circus performer, painter, politician, serial killer.
He was arrested on December 21st 1978 (Age 36), convicted on March 13th 1980 (Age 37), sentenced to execution by lethal injection at Stateville Correctional Center in Crest Hill, Illinois, US. He was convicted on charges of murder, sodomy, sexual assault and other possible charges during his lifetime. John Wayne Gacy was executed on May 10th 1994 (Age 52).
John Wayne Gacy died on May 10th 1994 (Age 52), cause of death: capital punishment, executed by lethal injection at Stateville Correctional Center in Crest Hill, Illinois, US.
John Wayne Gacy has been listed on Killer.Cloud since November of 2016 and was last updated 4 years ago.
The unlawful killing of two or more victims by the same offender(s), in separate events. Serial Killer as defined by the FBI at the 2005 symposium.
Rape is usually defined as having sexual intercourse with a person who does not want to, or cannot consent.
Torture is when someone puts another person in pain. This pain may be physical or psychological. Tourturers touture their victims.
Strangulation is death by compressing the neck until the supply of oxygen is cut off. Stranglers kill by Strangulation.
Stalking means following someone secretly to watch them. Serial Killer Stalkers stalk victims prior to killing them.
|Name:||John Wayne Gacy|
|Nickname:||Pogo the Clown, The Killer Clown|
|Victims:||33 - 34|
|Years Active:||1972 - 1978|
|Ages Active:||29/30 - 35/36|
|Active Countries:||United States|
|Convicted Of:||murder, sodomy, sexual assault|
|Life Span:||1942 - 1994|
|Citizenship:||United States of America|
|Religious Affiliation:||Catholic Church|
|Astrological Sign:|| ♓ Pisces |
Feb 18 - Mar 20
|Marital Status:||married, divorced and remarried , married Marylynn Myers on Aug 31 1964, married Carole Hoff on Jul 01 1972|
|Children:||two children by two wives|
|Living With:||his mother, Marion Gacy|
|Occupation:||circus performer, painter, politician, serial killer|
|D.O.B.:||Mar 17, 1942|
|Birth Name:||John Wayne Gacy, Jr.|
|Given Name:||John Wayne|
|Birth Location:||Chicago Illinois, US|
|Birth Order:||2nd of 3|
|Raised By:||both parents|
|Birth Category:||middle child|
|Mother:||Marion Elaine Robinson, a pharmacist and homemaker|
|Father:||John Stanley Gacy, Sr., auto repair machinist and World War I veteran|
|Highest School:||12 years of school|
|Highest Degree:||received a GED|
|Educated At:||Northwestern College|
|Arrested:||Dec 21, 1978 (Age 36)|
|Convicted:||Mar 13, 1980 (Age 37)|
|Sentence:||execution by lethal injection|
|Prison Location:||Stateville Correctional Center in Crest Hill, Illinois, US|
|Executed:||May 10, 1994 (Age 52)|
|Death Date:||May 10, 1994 (Age 52)|
|Manner of Death:||capital punishment|
|Cause of Death:||executed by lethal injection|
|Death Location:||Stateville Correctional Center in Crest Hill, Illinois, US|
|Killed In Prison:||FALSE|
The 11 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer John Wayne Gacy. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.
|Mar 17 1942||John Wayne Gacy was born in Chicago Illinois, US. #19420317|
|Mar 17 1962|
|Dec 25 1969|
| Gacy's father died #19691225 |
Location: Veterans Administration Hospital in Hines, Illinois, US
John Wayne Gacy's father, John Stanley Gacy, died from cirrhosis of the liver.
|John Wayne Gacy started his serial killing spree. #1972|
|Mar 17 1972|
|John Wayne Gacy ended his serial killing spree. #1978|
|Dec 21 1978|
|John Wayne Gacy arrested. #19781221|
|Mar 13 1980|
|John Wayne Gacy was convictedand sentenced to execution by lethal injection at Stateville Correctional Center in Crest Hill, Illinois, US. #19800313|
|Mar 17 1982|
|Mar 17 1992|
|May 10 1994|
|John Wayne Gacywas executed.cause of death:capital punishment,executed by lethal injectionat Stateville Correctional Center in Crest Hill, Illinois, US. #19940510|
The following serial killers were active during the same time span as John Wayne Gacy (1972-1978).
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|father drug abuse||TRUE||192|
|mother drug abuse||TRUE||195|
|problems in school||TRUE||221|
|teased in school||TRUE||218|
|kill at killers home||TRUE||320|
|totem personal item||TRUE||354|
|living with children||FALSE||268|
|killed in prison||FALSE||218|
|kill at victims home||FALSE||323|
|sex with body||FALSE||430|
|ate part of body||FALSE||451|
|totem body part||FALSE||365|
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Ramadan Abdel Rehim Mansour
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|0345465660||The Serial Killer Files||Harold Schechter|| 5 Total Including |
|0425196402||Serial Killers||Peter Vronsky|| 24 Total Including |
|0759528306||The Last Victim||Jason Moss|| 25 Total Including |
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|0061809594||My Life Among the Serial...||Dr. Helen Morrison|| 33 Total Including |
|1497672767||Buried Dreams||Tim Cahill|| 3 Total Including |
|1548119644||The Big Book of Serial Ki...||Jack Rosewood|| 60 Total Including |
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|1546545514||The Biography of John Way...||Harold Green||John Wayne Gacy||1|
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John Wayne Gacy Jr. (March 17, 1942 – May 10, 1994) was an American serial killer and rapist. He sexually assaulted, tortured and murdered at least 33 teenage boys and young men between 1972 and 1978 in Cook County, Illinois (a part of metropolitan Chicago).
John Wayne Gacy is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database