Ill. cops launch new effort to ID serial killer victims

The Cook County Sheriff's Office says new technology has allowed it to obtain DNA profiles


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CHICAGO — More than three decades after the arrest of serial killer John Wayne Gacy, authorities in Chicago have launched a new effort to identify eight of his 33 victims.

The Cook County Sheriff's Office says new technology has allowed it to obtain DNA profiles for the eight victims, whose remains were recovered from Gacy's house in late 1978 and early 1979 but were never identified.

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