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North Carolina man newly identified as victim of serial killer John Wayne Gacy

Posted at 6:51 AM, Oct 26, 2021

A North Carolina man has been the latest identified victim of notorious American serial killer John Wayne Gacy.

Francis Wayne Alexander was 21 or 22 years old when he was killed by Gacy around 1976 or 1977, according to the Cook County Sheriff at a news conference.

In a statement, Alexander’s sister thanked the police for giving the family some closure, Fox News reported.

"It is hard, even 45 years later, to know the fate of our beloved Wayne," Sanders wrote. "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. ... We can now lay to rest what happened and move forward by honoring Wayne."

Fox News reported that the details of Alexander's life were not clear but he moved from North Carolina, where he was born, to Chicago in the mid-1970s where he met Gacy.

The identification was made through new DNA testing technology.

When Gacy was caught in the late 1970s police found 26 bodies buried under the floorboards of his house. Among those was Alexander.

Police are still working to identify five others.