Gacy Victim was Not Missing SonOct 28, 2012
By Steve Mills
|Michael Marino, 14, was last seen with a pal 36 years ago at a hamburger restaurant near Clark Street and Diversey Parkway, where police determined John Wayne Gacy trolled for victims. Handout, Family photo/October 6, 2011
Though Sherry Marino has been visiting a grave that was supposed to contain her son's remains for more than three decades, she knew in her heart he was not there — that Michael was not, as the authorities told her, body No. 14 from the home of serial killer John Wayne Gacy.
Marino's attorneys announced, DNA testing confirmed what Marino always believed: that the remains she buried were not those of her 14-year-old son, who was last seen with a pal 36 years ago at a hamburger restaurant near Clark Street and Diversey Parkway, where police determined that Gacy trolled for victims.
The revelation raises fresh questions about what happened to Michael Marino. But it also raises broader questions about the initial investigation into one of the country's most prolific serial killers.
Source: The Chicago Tribune