Lawyers believe Gacy didn't act alone

  • John Wayne Gacy

    John Wayne Gacy

Daily Herald report
Updated 2/10/2012 10:15 PM

Two Chicago lawyers who have been investigating the deaths of three victims of John Wayne Gacy say the notorious serial killer may not have acted alone, according to a published report. Robert Stephenson and Steven Becker have been looking into the circumstances surrounding the deaths of Russell Nelson, of Minneapolis, and Robert Gilroy and John Mowery, both of Chicago, the Chicago Sun-Times reported Friday. All three victims disappeared in 1977, and were among 29 victims found a year later at Gacy's house in unincorporated Norwood Park Township. The lawyers have reviewed Gacy's travel and work records, which they say indicate that Gacy was out of town when Nelson and Gilroy disappeared. Gacy's work records also showed that he didn't have much time to abduct, torture and kill Mowery, the lawyers told the Sun-Times. Stephenson noted that Gacy had told officers after his arrest in 1978 that others he referred to as "associates" were involved in some of the killings. On Friday, Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart told the Sun-Times that he would look into the theory, and the lawyers said they provided Dart with the names of potential accomplices. Gacy was executed in 1994.

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