16-year-old from Minnesota Finally Identified as Victim of John Wayne Gacy

Jimmy Haakenson is one of eight previously unidentified victims found under the serial killer's Chicago-area home in 1978.

  • Published 20 July 2017

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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… Read at AP News