16-year-old from Minnesota ID'd as victim of John Wayne Gacy
July 20, 2017
CHICAGO (AP) — After running away from his Minnesota home in 1976, 16-year-old Jimmy Haakenson called his mother, told her he was in Chicago, then disappeared forever.
More than 40 years later, a detective from Illinois arrived at the family's home to tell Haakenson's relatives that at some point after hanging up the phone, the teenager crossed paths with serial killer John Wayne Gacy. Haakenson's body, it turns out, was among dozens found in a crawl space of Gacy's Chicago-area home in 1978. But the remains were only recently identified thanks to DNA technology that wasn't available then...