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John Wayne Gacy investigation brings break in California cold case

John Wayne Gacy investigation brings break in California cold case

An effort to identify the remains of young men murdered by serial killer John Wayne Gacy in the 1970s has led to a break in the unrelated case of a teenager found shot to death in San Francisco 36 years ago.

The Cook County Sheriff's office announced Wednesday that DNA tests revealed a "genetic association" between the remains of the previously unidentified teen and Dr. Willa Wertheimer, who submitted her DNA to the office in 2011.

At the time, Sheriff Tom Dart said he had exhumed the remains of eight of Gacy's 33 victims who had never been identified and asked relatives of young men who vanished in the 1970s to submit to DNA testing in hopes of finding a...

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