John Wayne Gacy was one of the most notorious serial killers in America who played a clown at children’s parties. Gacy has tortured, raped and killed 33 young men (most of them are teenagers) since 1972. His terror lasted six years.
Police were able to track down Gacy while investigating the disappearance of 15-year-old Robert Piest in 1978. Authorities found 26 bodies of young men in the basement under Gacy’s house. The bodies of three other victims were found on his property, while the others were found in a nearby river.Gacy was charged with 33 murders. He was brought to trial on February 6, 1980. After a failed attempt to induce insanity, Gacy was convicted of all 33 counts of murder. John Wayne Gacy was executed by lethal injection in 1994.