John Wayne Gacy was an American serial killer who raped and murdered at least 33 young men and boys.
Here are ten fun facts about John Wayne Gacy:
1. He was born in Chicago, Illinois on March 17, 1942.
2. His parents were Danish immigrants.
3. He had two sisters and one brother.
4. His father was a violent man who often beat his children.
5. As a teenager, Gacy worked as a mortuary assistant where he learned how to dispose of bodies.
6. In 1968, he married Marlynn Myers with whom he had two daughters – Laura and Christine.
7. By 1972, Gacy’s marriage was falling apart due to his drinking problem and infidelity; the couple divorced in 1976.
8. Gacy began sexually abusing young boys in the early 1970s.
9. He lured many of his victims by promising them work as clowns for his business, PDM Contractors.
10. On May 9th, 1994, John Wayne Gacy was executed by lethal injection at Stateville Correctional Center in Crest Hill, Illinois.