Francis Wayne Alexander – John Wayne Gacy victim identified

Francis Wayne Alexander – Man missing since the early 1970s identified as one of the victims of serial killer, Gacy’s murders.

ILLINOIS, US State – Francis Wayne Alexander was reported missing between early 1976 and early 1977. Since then, he was never found, and his family has gone through a lot wondering what happened to him. He was said to have just moved to Chicago, the time where there was a serial killer named Gacy who targeted his victims in the area.

According to the report, the Cook County Sheriff’s Office recently made a press release that said the remains of five victims found in Gacy’s crawl space on December 26, 1978, has now been identified as Wayne whose family had no idea he had been dead since then.

The Cook County Sheriff’s Office said in a Facebook post 12 hours ago “Cook County Sheriff Thomas J. Dart announced today that one of the six remaining unnamed John Wayne Gacy victims has been identified with the assistance of genetic genealogy. Using this information, the Sheriff’s Police investigated whether Alexander could be connected to Gacy. DNA samples from his mother and a half-brother were collected to confirm the validity of the lead. Their DNA samples and that of the victim’s had a strong genetic association.”

Francis Wayne Alexander death:

Wayne has now been confirmed dead and the cause of death was given as homicide.

The Cook County Sheriff’s Office said “It is hard, even 45 years later, to know the fate of our beloved Wayne. He was killed at the hands of a vile and evil man. Our hearts are heavy, and our sympathies go out to the other victims’ families. Our only comfort is knowing this killer no longer breathes the same air as we do.
We can now lay to rest what happened and move forward by honoring Wayne. We ask that you respect our wishes of privacy as we process this tragedy.”

Wayne is survived by his mother, two half-sisters, two half-brothers. The family issued the following statement via Carolyn Sanders, Wayne’s sister.

Gacy Victim:

Gacy reportedly killed 33 teenage boys and young men in Chicago within the year 1972 to 1978. He was later executed for his crimes in 1994. The Sheriff’s Police led the original death investigations of the victims found in Gacy’s unincorporated Norwood Park home in 1978. In 2011 Sheriff Dart reopened the investigation to identify the eight remaining unnamed victims.

Sheriff Dart said, “These unidentified young men brutally murdered by this vicious serial killer deserve dignity and that includes knowing their names, As science evolves, it is important for us to continually apply these new tools to both new and old cases to help victims and their families.”

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