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Gacy victim search clears Utah cold case with ties to Peoria

Thu, 20 Sep 2012 16:25:45 CDT
By: AP

The search for more victims of serial killer John Wayne Gacy has led to authorities solving an unrelated cold case linked to Peoria. Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart's office says they've identified a Peoria native who went missing decades ago. Daniel Noe was living in Washington state and planned to return to Illinois. He was in his early 20s and going to hitchhike. He was never heard from again. Family believed he was a Gacy victim. Gacy was convicted of murdering 33 young men. Authorities renewed efforts to identify more victims last year. Dozens of families of men who disappeared during the 1970s came forward, including the Noe's. DNA testing didn't provide a link to Gacy, but did link to the remains of a deceased person in Utah.

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